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Славный малый

Boris Barnet Soviet Union, 1942

José Neves's rating of the film A Good Lad

How is it possible to shoot a war movie with such generous artistic availability? I mean, with such apparent figurative simplicity that comes from a deep staging, its complicity with the most articial of narrative devices? With wich another filmmaker would be possible to film opera in the war with such a huge and "natural" architectural and theatrical background? And a girl happily waving in between bomb smoke?