The Ninth Legion (2005)

They stood together while their country fell apart

Plot outline

Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Plots

Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians. - Steve Shelokhonov

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. - Steve Shelokhonov

In 1998, a group of youngsters enlist in Siberia to fight in Afghanistan against the mujahidin. They are sent to a boot camp in Fergana, Uzbekistan, where they are submitted to the brutality and abuses of the disturbed Sergeant Dygalo during the training period, increasing their camaraderie. Then they are flown to Bagram Base in Afghanistan; join the 9th Company; and move to the Khowst Province, 3234 m height, to defend the mountain and protect the convoys with supplies. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil