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The Cranes Are Flying

Moving Film About World War II from an unexpected perspective.

(Edit) 23/02/2021

A fascinating film about World War Two, or The Great Patriotic War, from a Soviet perspective. The story is a bit cramped by the constraints of socialist realism -- there are very obvious positive and negative heroes -- but it depicts movingly the lives of people back home. It focuses on the experiences of women in the war, and the suffering and grief felt throughout society, rather than masculine heroics.

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