EDELWEISS

SVAROG FILMS - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Development 2013

Great War. Forgotten page. High in Caucasus...

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Nickolay SUSLOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Nickolay SUSLOV
    • Synopsis
    • The story is based on real historical events.
      August – September 1942. Big Caucasus Mountain Range near Elbrus.
      Two main heroes – Russian Igor Tetov and German Klaus von Linge – both good alpinists, were friends in 1939. But the war brings them opposite each other.
      German troops assault Stalingrad. The group of armies «A» are aimed at oilfields of Grozny and Baku.
      49th Mountain Corps attack Suhumi and Kutaisi through the Big Caucasus Mountain Range.
      In command of the Corps is the 1st Jager division «Edelweiss» - specially trained unit for mountain operations.
      The 46th Soviet army of the Transcaucasian Front defend Caucasus Range and stop German troops.
      Abver – German army intelligence – prepares a special operation in order to burn Russian oil plants near Grozny.
      As if Grozny is out of range of Luftwaffe, 100 of well-trained mountain jagers are to take 2 MT of explosives on their backs and take it to Grozny via mountain tops, where they could not be stopped by Russians.
      Russian command receives information about German plan at the last moment and prepares their own group of alpinists to stop Germans.
      100 German jagers under command of ober-lieutenant Klaus von Linge and 15 Russian alpinists with lieutenant Igor Tetov in chief started their tour from almost a same place and almost at a same time.
      During 10-days of non-stop chase above clouds between Caucasian peaks, both groups doughtily fight each other, mountains and nature, loosing people and getting closer.
      Finally only two of them stays alive – Tetov and Linge. Face to face.
      But roar of the last battle wakes up a much stronger enemy. A huge avalanche comes down, taking everything with it.
      And in spite of the war, both former friends are struggling for their lives jointly. To the very end…
      Present day. A very old man comes to the place of old battle. He drops an edelweiss flower to deep canyon. However, we never see his face…
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