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Ballad of a Soldier

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Original title
Ballada o soldate (Ballad of a Soldier)
Running time
84 min.
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Grigori Chukhrai, Valentin Ezhov
Mikhail Ziv
Vladimir Nikolayev, Era Savelyeva (B&W)
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Ministerstvo Kinematografii
Drama. Romance. War | II World War. Romantic Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1960: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or/Golden Palm (Best Film)
1961: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1961: BAFTA Awards: Best Movie. 2 Nominations
1959: David di Donatello Awards: Golden Plate (Grigoriy Chukhray)
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