Yoshiharu ASHINO
Йошихару АШИНО
Yoshiharu ASHINO
Михаил ШПРИЦ
Aleksey KLIMOV
Алексей КЛИМОВ
Alekseï KLIMOV
Russia / Canada / Japan, 2009, 73mn 
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 First Squad : The Moment of Truth

 First Squad : Le moment de vérité

Directed by : Yoshiharu ASHINO (Йошихару АШИНО), Aleksey KLIMOV (Алексей КЛИМОВ), Mikhail SHPRITS (Михаил ШПРИЦ)
Companies : Molot Entertainment, Studio 4°C (Animatrix)
International Sales: Golden Network Asia Ltd.
Film revenue in Russia : 0.284 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 2009
Site : www.first-squad.com/

Plot synopsis
Russian writing duo Misha Sprits and Aljosha Klimov summon the powers of Japanese anime maestros Studio 4C and music wizard DJ Crush for a momentous tale of an elite teenage fighting squad and demonic terror in World War II. As Germany attacks deeper into Russia in 1942, an SS occult order is set to unleash the destruction of phantom knight Baron von Wolff. The Russians prepare to counter the Baron with miracle teenager Nadya who can foresee critical moments in battles and change the course of history. First she must reunite with her friends from the beyond, the pioneers of the First Squad.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival international du court métrage de Lille, Lille (France), 2011
- Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival : NIFF, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2011
- Yerevan International Film Festival Reanimania, Yerevan (Armenia), 2010
- International Animated Film Festival of Brussels : Anima, Brussels (Belgium), 2010
- Festival Fantasia, Montreal (Canada), 2010
- Oporto International Film Festival, Porto (Portugal), 2010
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2010
- Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Sitges (Spain), 2010
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2010
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2009
- Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds (United Kingdom), 2009