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The Ascent

Voskhozhdeniye

directed by Larisa Shepitko
Soviet Union, 1977

Synopsis

Set during World War II’s darkest days, Larisa Shepitko’s The Ascent follows the path of two peasant soldiers, cut off from their troop, who trudge through the snowy backwoods of Belarus seeking refuge among villagers.

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