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The Cranes Are Flying 1957

  • Mikhail Kalatozov
  • November 11, 1957
  • 97 mins
  • Russian
  • Drama, Romance, War
The compelling story of a girl's impassioned search for happiness.
Veronica and Boris are walking in the streets of Moscow and they love each other. Veronica is laughing, cause they are happy together this morning. They see some cranes in the sky. When arriving to Veronica's house they talk about a rendezvous at the bank of the river. And the 2nd World War begins in Moscow. Boris works in a factory and he hasn't got time to speak with Veronica. He has to go to war...

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A great example of the early "Soviet thaw," but still plenty of Soviet nationalism remains. A true Soviet classic, permeated with symbolism.

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