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Time Out says

Soviet Belorussia, near the Polish border, 1943. Florya, a young partisan, left behind as his unit moves to prepare for a renewed German advance, returns to his village to find only a mass of bodies, including those of his family, and later witnesses the entire population of a near-by town being machine-gunned and burnt to death. This epic, allegorical and traumatising enactment of the hellish experience of war (especially its effect upon a generation of the Soviet people) is rendered by Klimov - albeit unintentionally - as a disorienting and undifferentiated amalgam of almost lyrical poeticism and expressionist nightmare.
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Release Details

  • Duration:142 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Elem Klimov
  • Screenwriter:Ales Adamovich, Elem Klimov
  • Cast:
    • Alexei Kravchenko
    • Olga Mironova
    • Liubomiras Laucevicius
    • Vladas Bagdonas
    • Victor Lorents
    • J Lumiste
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