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8.1
/10
607 Ratings

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballada o soldate

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

Synopsis

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

Academy Awards

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

BAFTA Awards

1962 | Winner: Best Film from any Source

1962 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Critics reviews

The technical finesse of the film, especially in its battle scene – for example, a deep focus shot flips up, slowly turning upside-down and then just freezes there – is particularly suitable for conveying a feeling of disorientation and loss.
December 12, 2002
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