Ballad of a Soldier

TitleBallad of a Soldier
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsChukhray, Grigoriy
Running Time88 min
Date Released12/1959
CountrySoviet Union
Publication Languageeng

A young Russian solider earns a trip back home to visit with his mother after destroying two attacking German tanks on the Eastern Front in World War II. Over the course of six days, he travels across his homeland and sees how war has destroyed lives and landscapes. He also finds love and hope. This film won international praise and significantly contributed to the development of Russian filmmaking 


Vladimir Ivashov

Zhanna Prokhorenko


Mosfilm Studio Production

directed by Grigori Chukhrai

story by Valentin Yoshov and Grigori Chukhrai

photography by Vladimir Nikoleyev and Era Saveleva

music byMichael Siv


Drama, Romance, War

Alternate TitleBallada o soldate
Original PublicationБаллада о солдате
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