9th Company

Plot from IMDB:
The film is based on a true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in the 1980’s. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from a boot camp into the middle of the war in Afghanistan. The action is not like a boot camp at all. It is very bloody and dirty. The 9th company is defending the hill 3234. They are hopelessly calling for help.

Amazing film. Russian version of Black Hawk Down. To my knowledge, this is the first movie to use real Russian equipment. Especially the Mi-28 Hind helicopter. The replicas they made for the Rambo movies and Red Dawn do no justice to how beautiful and nimble these amazingly large helicopters are. If you get the chance, watch it in Russian language with subs. I tried watching it dubbed and it just didn’t work. Russian is such a distinct language. Great movie all around. In fact I just dug it out to watch it again. One of my favorites. Enjoy.

As of this writing 9th Company is available to stream on Netflix

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