The Cranes are Flying(1957)
So Much to Love - So Little Time
This moving WW2 drama deservedly won the 1958 Cannes Palme d'Or and reintroduced Soviet cinema to the outside world as well as being a huge domestic box office hit.
Veronica is madly in love with her fiancé, Boris, who departs for the front to do his patriotic duty for the war effort.
The film looks at the impact of the war on the participants: the lovers who fail to say their farewells prior to Boris's departure through unfortunate circumstances; his surgeon father who has to continue caring for his patients and the shifty cousin trying to avoid the conflict altogether.
Veronika (as T. Samoylova)
Boris (as A. Batalov)
Fyodor Ivanovich (as V. Merkuryev)
Mark (as A. Shvorin)
Irina (as S. Kharitonova)
Volodya (as K. Nikitin)
Stepan (as V. Zubkov)
Babushka (as A. Bogdanova)
Chernov (as B. Kokovkin)
Anna Mikhajlovna (as Ye. Kupriyanova)
(as V. Ananina)
(as V. Vladimirova)
(as O. Dzisko)
(as L. Knyazev)
(as Yu. Kulikov)
(as D. Netrebin)
(as Sasha Popov)
(as I. Preys)
(as N. Smorchkov)
(as G. Stepanova)
(as K. Frolova)
(as T. Shamshurin)
Meeting at station (uncredited)
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