Moonzund (film)

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Directed by Aleksandr Muratov
Written by Valentin Pikul (novel), Galina Muratova and Eduard Volodarsky (screenplay)
Starring Oleg Menshikov
Vladimir Gostyukhin
Lyudmila Nilskaya
Nikolai Karachentsov
Yury Belyayev
Boris Klyuyev
Music by Aleksandr Mikhailov
Cinematography Konstantin Ryzhov
Release date
Running time
142 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Moonzund (Russian: Моонзунд) is a 1987 Soviet war film by Aleksandr Muratov based on a novel with the same name by Valentin Pikul. The film's name is derived from the old name of West Estonian archipelago where the Battle of Moon Sound took place during World War I.


The action takes place in the years 1915-1917. Tells of the final period, the participation of the Russian fleet in the First World War to Baltic theater. Against this background, brightly illustrates the tragic collapse of the fleet in terms of nascent revolutionary events of 1917. The film characters - officers and sailors of the Baltic Fleet.


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