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  • VOSKHOZHDENIYE Alternative
  • The ASCENT Alternative
  • The ASCENSION Alternative


Set in Byelorussia in the winter of 1942. The story of a group of partisans, captured and condemned to death by Germans, is used as a religious allegory. Based on the story "Sotnikov" by Vassil Bykov.

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