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The Great War

Production : AVIATOR PRODUCTION, LLC
Year : 2014
Genre : DOCUMENTARY
Duration : 45 min.
Number of episodes : 3
Produced by : SARKIS ORBELYAN; JULIA ZAKREVSKAYA; LEV KRYLEVSKY
Written by : SERGEY MOROZOV
Directed by : IVAN SKVORTSOV
Anchorman : VLADIMIR GOSTYUKHIN
Territory : Worldwide
Rights : All
Rights valid : Up to 01.12.2084
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100 years ago the European empires started the most terrible war in the history. It was a fight in which giants were destroying each other. Started within Europe it turned out to the world war soon involving new participants in its deathful circle. The Russian borders were shifted by six hundred kilometers eastward, Germany moved to the west, Austro-Hungary dissipated. Rich and prosperous Europe was plunged into poverty by the war. Hunger led to a revolution just one country, grain Russia. Instead of the Russian Empire something unprecedented emerged a state of workers and peasants that had swore to finish with the old world The ambitious docudrama The Great War with participation of the outstanding actor Vladimir Gostyukhin as an anchorman and narrator is an attempt to accurately and scrupulously study out the reasons, course and progress as well as consequences of the First World War in the human history. On June 28, 1914 the Serbs killed the Austrian successor and, thus, Germany made an attack on France. In one month Europe was on fire. Today such explanation to the start of the war sounds as absurd as a hundred years ago, nevertheless it happened Were there real suppositions of what happened and was it possible to avoid the war if the successor to the Austro-Hungary throne Franz Ferdinand didnt go to rebellious Bosnia? How could the related monarchs the Russian tsar Nikolai, the German imperator Wilhelm and the English king Georg were cousins cause such unprecedented bloodshed? Who did actually push Nikolai to enter the war that was fatal for him? The authors of the project will recreate the detailed chronicle by historical reconstructions using the 3D photo animation technology, unique photos and video frames representing, for example, the last moments of life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and rare documentary records the memoirs of sovereigns, military commanders, diplomatic officials, participants in military operations. 1914 exactly showed that a man is nothing versus a machine. Such huge armies have never fought yet before and they have never been so helpless before weapons machine guns, armors, aircrafts, submarines, chemical gases. The viewers will see Verdun, the longest and hardest battle in the history, the bloody armor combat near Somme, the unprecedented Brusilov Offensive and other important events of the First World War after which it became clear that the world would never be the same again.