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Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

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Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)
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Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a visit with his mother after he singlehandedly fends off two enemy tanks. As he journeys home, Alyosha encounters 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. Criterion

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0052600/plotsummary)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigory Chukhraj's poetic odyssey of an accidental hero on a six-day pass is a sentimental journey through the ideals of the Soviet state in World War II. Vladimir Ivashov is the fresh-faced signalman whose trip from the Russian front to visit his white-haired mother becomes a series of detours as he stops to help the loyal comrades, fellow soldiers, and salt-of-the-earth civilians (as well as a few shirkers and scoundrels) he meets along the way. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

On a transport train he even falls in love with a pretty young stowaway, a feisty blond girl-next-door on her way to visit a wounded boyfriend. Delicately photographed and gently paced, this deliriously romantic road movie is undeniably Soviet in its celebration of patriotism and collectivism, but Chukhraj transcends politics with delightfully vivid characters and a deft mix of comedy, melodrama, and romance. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)

Grigori Chukhrai-Ballada o soldate (1959)