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Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 11:45 a.m.

Ann Arbor-filmed 'Love and Honor,' starring Liam Hemsworth, releases trailer - in Russian

By Jenn McKee

"Love and Honor"—a film shot in 2011 in Ann Arbor, written by U-M screenwriting professor Jim Burnstein (with writing partner Garrett K. Schiff), and directed by U-M grad Danny Mooney—has a new international trailer available online.

The hitch? Well, unless you're fluent in Russian, you won't understand a thing the characters are saying to each other (though it's fun to guess).

The film was acquired by Lightning Entertainment. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film—previously titled "AWOL"—has been sold to a German distributor (Universum) and a Middle East distributor (Eagle Films).

"Love and Honor," which is also set in Ann Arbor, stars Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Aimee Teegarden and tells the story of a Vietnam soldier who gets dumped by his hometown girl and decides to sneak back to the States with his best friend to win her back.

Here's the Russian-dubbed international trailer. Please note that it contains some adult material.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Thu, Aug 16, 2012 : 12:53 p.m.

I only want to see the Russian version.. with the continuous guitar solo.

John of Saline

Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

In Soviet Ann Arbor, film comes to you. (Or something.)