World War II. German high command accumulates enormous forces for the assault. Soviet troops commanded by General Muravyov repulse the enemy attacks. Soviet army scouts find out the exact day and time of the decisive offensive. Muravyov is determined to forestall the Nazis and plasters the enemy with fire. All is quiet. Will the fascist troops weakened by the surprise fire begin their offensive or put off the attack?
The Turning Point (1945) movie
Genres: Drama, War
Production Co: Lenfilm
Directed by Fridrikh Ermler
Writing Credits: Boris Chirskov
Music by Gavriil Popov
Cinematography by Arkadi Koltsaty
Mikhail Derzhavin as Col. Gen. Muravyov
Pyotr Andriyevsky as Col. Gen. Vinogradov
Yuriy Tolubeev as Lavrov
Andrei Abrikosov as Lt. Gen. Krivenko
Aleksandr Zrazhevsky as Lt. Gen. Panteleyev
Mark Bernes as Minutka
Pavel Volkov as Stepan
National Grand Prix and Award for Best Script at the 1st IFF in Cannes, France (1946). For this film, the main members of the crew and cast received the Stalin Prize (first class) of 1945: F. Ermler, B. Chirskov, A. Koltsaty, N. Suvorov, M. Derzhavin, A. Zrazhevsky (1946).