Ballad of a Soldier

  |  Book Tickets: 22/03/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2003
  |  88 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Grigori Chukhrai's highly-acclaimed drama, set against the backdrop of war-torn Russia, won the 1961 BAFTA Award for Best Film and was nominated both for an Academy Award (Best Screenplay) and for the Palme d'Or at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. Alyosha (Vladimir Ivashov) is a young Russian conscript in World War II who longs for nothing more than to go home and see his mother. After almost inadvertently becoming a battlefield hero by destroying two German tanks, he turns down the offer of a medal and instead requests leave to visit his family home. However, he ends up using much of his precious time off to help others along his journey home - and ends up seeing his mother only briefly before being called back to active duty.

Contains mild violence and language
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