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Russian movie about Sobibór Uprising is being shot in Lithuania

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Russian movie about Sobibór Uprising is being shot in Lithuania


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Lithuania has been chosen as a shooting location of a new Russian movie dedicated to the Great Patriotic War reports RIA Novosti. The main roles in the movie called “Escape legend” will be played by a famous Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky and by a Hollywood star Christopher Lambert who had risen to fame after starring in the movie “Highlander”.

The script was written by Aleksandr Adabashyan. It is based on real historical events that took place during the war. It is to be recalled that the only successful revolt of all the revolts that took place in German concentration camps happened in 1943 at the Sobibór camp situated in Poland. The revolt was led by a Soviet prisoner of war Alexander Pechersky. As it was reported by “Russkyi Mir”, Alexandr Pechersky was posthumously awarded the Russian Order of Courage by decree of Vladimir Putin last spring.

Most shootings will take place in Lithuania. Overall appearance of the concentration camp has been restored according to the plans made by research excavations’ participants.

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