By Frederic TONOLLI


Drama - Completed 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 56 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frederic TONOLLI
    • Writer(s)
    • Frederic TONOLLI
    • Producer(s)
    • Vlad RYASHIN, Valery BABICH
    • Synopsis
    • Year 1942. Tehran. One day, pointing at a young officer, a fortuneteller called him lucky one. Indeed, out of four friends, he, Count Roland de la Poype, would be the only one to survive the war.
      In November 1942, after travelling over half of the world, fourteen French fighter pilots arrived in the USSR, a cold and frightening country. They were dreaming about fighting for France’s freedom and answered the call of General de Gaulle to fight in the ranks of the Soviet Army against Nazi Germany, their common enemy.
      The Normandie Niemen Air Regiment fought on the Soviet Yakovlev Yak fighter planes equal with German fighters in speed and maneuvering capability. Proletarians and aristocrats, Soviet mechanics and French pilots united by military brotherhood shared equally both death and fame. They were young and they became heroes.
      The film is based on the memories of Roland de la Poype, French pilot who served with the legendary Air Regiment Normandie Niemen. Employing potential of the CGI technologies, the authors reconstruct air fights and everyday life of the French air fighter regiment that fought on the side of the USSR during World War 2.