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The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat zhuravli) (1957)

The Cranes Are Flying
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Vasiliy Merkurev

Vasiliy Merkurev

Fyodor Ivanovich
Aleksandr Shvorin

Aleksandr Shvorin

Mark
Svetlana Kharitonova

Svetlana Kharitonova

Irina
Konstantin Kadochnikov

Konstantin Kadochnikov

Volodya
Antonina Bogdanova

Antonina Bogdanova

Babushka


Written by
Viktor Rozov

Viktor Rozov

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4 years, 7 months ago at May 20 7:22
A war movie seen through the home front. Rather a little late for a war movie, so it thrived for emotion rather than war action, since there are more emotional conflict back where the loved ones await. A solid drama, love story and tragedy that even overwhelms the poetry of the movie. Yes, the cranes flying is poetic, but the story had no need for it, poetry were in the eyes, hearts and minds of t... read more
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
Release date: 21 March 1960
UPC: 037429168028
Soviet Union (12), War (8), 1950s (7), 1957 (7), Nurse (4), Russian (4), Romance (4), Drama (4), Classic (3), Death (3), Doctor (2), Dream Sequence (2), Long Take (2), Return From War (2), Squirrel (2), Love (2), B&w (2), Clock (2), Unwanted Kiss (2), Musician (2)
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