100 Days Before The Command
Water Bearer Films (1990)
Drama, Foreign, War
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IMDB   5.7
67 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Vladimir Zamansky The Unknown Man
Oleg Vasilkov Elin
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Brigade Commander
Roman Grekov Zub
Valeri Troshin Kudrin
Aleksandr Chislov Zyrin
Mikhail Solomatin Belikov
Sergei Romantsov Titarenko
Sergei Bystritsky Senior Lieutenant
Yelena Kondulainen Death
Sergey Bystritskiy Senior Lieutenant
Oleg Khusainov
Hussein Erkenov
Producer Aleksandr Zosimenko
Writer Vladimir Kholodov
Yuri Polyakov

Banned By The Soviets! Available For The First Time Ever!

Visually astonishing, erotically charged and emotionally jarring, 100 Days Before The Command is Hussein Erkenov's courageous and stinging indictment of communism.

Five young Red Army recruits struggle for survival against the merciless violence that surrounds them on a daily basis. Their only means of saving their dignity is by preserving the humanity and compassion they share for each other.

Although not an overtly gay film, Erkenov's 100 Days Before The Command is remarkably direct in it's homoerotic imagery and subtexts. The film includes scenes where the soldiers share an intimacy and tenderness that is far removed from the brutality of most of their waking hours. (Amazingly, all the roles are played by real-life soldiers except for one professional actor.)

Banned by Soviet censors upon its initial release, Erkenov was forced to create his own sales company in order for the film to be screened at the 1995 Berlin Film Festival. 100 Days Before The Command is a unique entry into the world of post-cold war filmmaking from behind the former Iron Curtain.
Edition Details
Original Title Sto dney do prikaza
Distributor Water Bearer
Release Date 10/24/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; German
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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