The Balkan Line

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The Balkan Line
The Balkan Line.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byAndrey Volgin
Produced by
  • Gosha Kutsenko
  • Vadim Byrkin
  • Vasil Sevc
  • Tatyana Kuranova
  • Anastasiya Pelevina
  • Dmitriy Rubezhin
  • Dmitriy Zemskov
  • Milos Biković
  • Miodrag Radonjić
Written by
  • Ivan Naumov
  • Natalya Nazarova
  • Andrey Anaykin
Upgrade Vision
Bless Film
Archangel Studios
Distributed by20th Century Fox CIS
Release date
  • 21 March 2019 (2019-03-21)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryRussia, Serbia
LanguageRussian, Serbian
BudgetRUB230 million ($3.6 million)[1]
Box office$5.85 million[2]

The Balkan Line (Russian: Балканский рубеж, Balkanskiy rubezh; Serbian: Балканска међа / Balkanska međa) is a 2019 Russian-Serbian action film directed by Andrey Volgin,[3][4][5] dedicated to the secret operation to capture the Slatina Airport in Kosovo after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. These events have become the most dangerous aggravation of relations between the Russian Federation and the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The film was released in the Russian Federation on March 21, 2019, to the 20th anniversary of the bombing in Yugoslavia. The film was released by 20th Century Fox CIS.


The film takes place in 1999 during the bombing of Serbia. Slatina airfield is controlled by bandits led by Albanian warlord, Smuk. The film shows the operation to capture the airfield, which is conducted by Russian intelligence officers.[6] Removal of human organs takes place within the territories bandits have taken, as do robberies, mass assassinations and genocide.

Russian intelligence officer Aslan-Bek Evkhoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna Blagojevic, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.



The main role was played by Gosha Kutsenko, who is also listed as a producer.[8]


The film was released to Russia, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on March 21, 2019.


  1. ^ "Гоша Куценко 15 сентября начнет сниматься на Балканах в новом фильме". ТАСС. TASS. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "The Balkan Line". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ Сиквелы, байопики, экранизации бестселлеров: самые ожидаемые фильмы 2019 года
  4. ^ «Спасти Ленинград» и «Звёздные войны»: самые ожидаемые фильмы 2019 года
  5. ^ Самые ожидаемые фильмы 2019 года
  6. ^ Балканский рубеж, 2018
  7. ^ Анонс-2019
  8. ^ "Gosha Kutsenko in the second trailer of the film The Balkan Line".

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