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The Cranes Are Flying 1957 / Letyat zhuravli film review


The Cranes Are Flying 1957 film review

The Cranes Are Flying (1957, Soviet Union)

Original title
Letyat zhuravli
Genres
Running time
97 minutes
Language
Russian
Categories
Our rating
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7 / 10

Moscow during World War 2, in Soviet Union called the Great Patriotic War. Veronica and Boris are in love, but Boris feels compelled to volunteer for the army. Veronica by accident misses the train and the last chance to say goodbye to her beloved. Empty days, weeks and months go by, lonely Veronica breaks down when her parents die. On the insistence of Boris’ brother, Mark, Veronica agrees to marry him. But she is not happy, constantly thinking about Boris and still in love with him. Every day at the train station she is waiting for the army units returning from the front. At the same time the film shows the tragic view of life behind the front, dealing with everyday problems during the war, the fight against hunger and poverty.

Anti-war film deals with the dramatic experiences of main characters. Great performance form Tatyana Samoilova, who later starred in many filmst, but never again so movingly and convincingly. The image is filled with allegorical scenes, even the title key cranes at the beginning and end of the film. The film was made on the basis of Viktor Rozov play, and as one of the few Soviet productions gained worldwide publicity and also received an award at Cannes.


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Creators of The Cranes Are Flying


Mikhail Kalatozov films

Mikhail Kalatozov

director

Viktor Rozov films

Viktor Rozov

screenplay



Cast of The Cranes Are Flying


Tatyana Samoylova films

Tatyana Samoylova

as Veronika

Aleksey Batalov films

Aleksey Batalov

as Boris

Aleksandr Shvorin films

Aleksandr Shvorin

as Mark

Vasiliy Merkurev films

Vasiliy Merkurev

as Fyodor Ivanovich

Valentin Zubkov films

Valentin Zubkov

as Stepan

Svetlana Kharitonova films

Svetlana Kharitonova

as Irina


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