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Ballad Of A Soldier / Ballada O Soldate


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  Ballad Of A Soldier  / Ballada O Soldate Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.44 /10
 
Starring
Vladimir Ivashov , Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maximova
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Directed by: Grigori Chukrai
Written by: Valentin Yezhov, Grigori Chukrai

 
 
 
Released: 1959
   
Genre: FOREIGN
ROMANCE
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
Origin: USSR
   
Length: 89
 
 


 
Young soldier (Vladimir Ivashov, pictured right) takes a few days leave after fighting heroically in World War II.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Beautiful but heavily sentimental weepie which won prizes at the Cannes and San Francisco Film Festivals. The director's woolly propagandizing for peace on earth is less interesting than his portrayal of "ordinary" Russian life, which now comes acreoss as highly idealized.


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