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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The First Echelon

  2. rafaelmontenegrofausto's rating of the film The First Echelon

    Первый эшелон: youtube.com/watch?v=tKlS2Ez2UqY

  3. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The First Echelon

    Exceptionally good-looking, as expected from a Kalatazov-Urusevsky collaboration (the only color film from this director-cinematographer pairing), with Shostakovich's wonderful score. Now the bad news: the story's dreadfully Soviet. Fresh-faced youths move to the "virgin soil" of Central Asia to begin plowing, there are conflicts (a bad comrade, etc) and triumph. But has a burning field scene to rival Days of Heaven.