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Goodbye, Boys

  • Film

Time Out says

Directed by a great lost name of '60s Soviet cinema, this was shelved and forbidden for export, emerging only 25 years later. It shouldn't be seen purely as a historical curio, though. Very much of its time, but still extremely fresh, it's an alternately lyrical and cynical evocation of youth in a Black Sea resort before World War II. Three adolescent boys enjoy their last summer together before being packed off reluctantly to military school. The use of newsreel footage - which was partly what got the film into trouble - is somewhat jarring, but otherwise it is light on polemic. The boys' quirks and follies are sympathetically observed, and the sense of place is flawless.
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Release Details

  • Duration:97 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mikhail Kalik
  • Screenwriter:Boris Balter
  • Cast:
    • Yevgeni Steblov
    • Mikhail Kononov
    • Nikolai Dostal
    • Natalia Bogoenova
    • Victoria Fedorova
    • Anna Rodjonova
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