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528 Ratings

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballada o soldate

Directed by Grigori Chukhrai
Soviet Union, 1959
Drama, Romance, War


With its poetic visual imagery, Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier is an unconventional meditation on the effects of war, and a milestone in Russian cinema.

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Ballad of a Soldier Directed by Grigori Chukhrai

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Academy Awards

1962 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

San Francisco International Film Festival

1960 | 2 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1962 | Winner: Best Film from any Source

1962 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

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