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Ballad Of A Soldier (1959)
Starring: Vladimir Ivashov
Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Category: Drama, War Drama
Studio: Criterion
88 mins



"A vehemently original, beautiful, humorous, patriotic, sentimental journey."-Time

Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a visit with his mother after he single handedly fends off two enemy tanks.As he journeys home, Alyosha encounter the devastation of his war-torn country, witnesses glimmers of hope among the people, and falls in love.With its poetic visual imagery, Grigori Chukhrai's Ballad Of A Soldier is an unconventional meditation on the effects of war, and a milestone in Russian cinema.


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