However, I find very little to recommend in the Paradox Soldiers, apart from the battle re-enactments, which are spectacular, with careful attention to detail. The acting is stiff, the cinematography and camera work undistinguishable, some of the twists are actually quite risible, the plot line confused. The past-present dilemma is hardly touched. The class conflict within Ukrainian society is hardly touched, although hinted.
In short, if you are into war movies, and would like to bite your teeth into this episode of the war in what was then the Soviet Union, then Paradox Soldiers is for you. Otherwise, ignore it.
Director: Boris Rostov
Cast: Igor Petrenko, Vladimir Yaglich, Alexei Barabash
Distributor: Metrodome Group
DVD Release date: 21st February 2011
Running time: 102 Minutes
Price: £15.99 / Certificate: TBC