The critically acclaimed Russian WWII action thriller The Pilot: A Battle for Survival, celebrated its World Premiere in December 2021 in its homeland and is now set to make an impact with British audiences as it lands on UK digital on 28 February 2022 courtesy of Koch Films.
Directed and co-written by Renat Davletyarov, this powerful, hard-hitting actioner – based on true events – follows a Russian pilot, played by Sputnik star Pyotr Fyodorov, who crash-lands behind enemy lines and will stop at nothing to survive. His battle to escape takes him on a treacherous journey, where he must endure starvation, extreme cold, packs of hungry wolves out for a kill and ruthless Nazi soldiers… But the biggest battle of his life is yet to come.
December of 1941, Northwestern Front. A German tank column is moving towards Moscow. During a mission to stop the enemy advance, Nikolai Komlev’s IL-2 is shot down. Komlev manages to crash-land his plane in a remote forest clearing. He’s alive, but far away from friendly territory. Ahead of him lies a relentless trial of severe physical and mental endurance. After battling hunger and extreme cold, evading packs of hungry wolves and detachments of Nazi soldiers, the broken Komlev finally makes it back to safety. Now he must face another challenge, the most life-changing of them all… The Pilot: A Battle for Survival is a gripping, nail-biting, formidable journey that will stay with you long after the credits roll.