That's not even the real thing. It's an ahistorical movie as it is listed in its' category.
Do you know why?
‒ Because if we have written it closer to our sources (Я из огненной деревни/I'm from the fiery village)
, then nobody would watch it. So we had to downplay many things and disregard some of them because what is the point of making our movie if nobody could endure it to get our message? ‒ Elem Klimov
Plus, the censorship have gutted the available historical sources, so it's even less real in the portrayal of the deeds of the US wannabes who also decided to come for their redskins.
Also, the author of this movie have said in some interview that his biggest regret about the final cut is that it didn't include the final scene where the fascists & the guerrillas, covered in dirt, are fericiously murdering each other even with bare hands @ the burning swamp fields, with smoke covering everything in sight. The idea of that scene was to show just how frighteningly a war degenerates any human being that is subject to it, and how this dehumanization gives absolutely no regard to the moral side of its' participants, be they voluntary or not. The movie, in its' essence, is an anti-war one, of course. It challenges war
as a concept itself.…Or how the other village was burnt: all of the adults were forced into a barn & their kids were kept aback. Then, while being drunk, [the fascists] have encircled all of the remaining kids with hounds & then let the dogs tear all of them apart.…