Rent Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

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1h 29min
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Synopsis:
In the middle of the Second World War, Alyosha (Vladimir Ivashov) is commended for destroying two German tanks. Rather than take a medal, he requests a four-day pass to visit his mother. The film is about this journey and the life enhancing encounters therein.
Actors:
, , , , Yevgeni Urbansky, , , Yevgeni Teterin, V. Markova, Marina Kremnyova, Vladimir Pokrovsky, Georgi Yumatov, Gennadi Yukhtin, ,
Directors:
Writers:
Grigoriy Chukhray, Valentin Ezhov
Others:
Valentin Yoshov, Grigori Chukhrai
Aka:
Ballada o soldate
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Russia, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1962 BAFTA Best Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2007
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Grigori Chukhrai
  • Chronicle
  • Photo Gallery
  • Filmographies
  • Chapters

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Reviews (2) of Ballad of a Soldier

A beautiful film - Ballad of a Soldier review by SoniaGee

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13/06/2018

I seldom write a review, but this film was (to me) beautiful. B+W, 1949--it was made, still with

some footage of war, and the aftermath of it.

The personal relationships in it, were most moving.

Yes--perhaps done for the Communist dogma, but lovely , for all that.

I was gripped throughout..........and recommend.

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Dull stuff - Ballad of a Soldier review by JG

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14/08/2020

Hoping for much better having recently seen the terrific The Cranes are Flying, made during the same period. This is saccharine commi kitsch, made to please the Party bosses, full of wholesome patriotic young heroes, filmed in what was by then a diluted and cliched Soviet style.

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