USSR, 1960, 89mn 
Black and white, fiction
Baltic Sky
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Балтийское небо


 Le Ciel de la Baltique

 Baltiyskoe nebo

Directed by : Vladimir VENGEROV (Владимир ВЕНГЕРОВ)
Writing credits : Nikolay CHUKOVSKY (Николай ЧУКОВСКИЙ)
Pyotr GLEBOV (Пётр ГЛЕБОВ) ...Lunin
Vsevolod PLATOV (Всеволод ПЛАТОВ) ...Serov
Mikhail ULYANOV (Михаил УЛЬЯНОВ) ...captain Rasokhin
Rolan BYKOV (Ролан БЫКОВ) ...Kabankov
Mikhail KOZAKOV (Михаил КОЗАКОВ)
Cinematography : Genrikh MARANDZHIAN (Генрих МАРАНДЖЯН)
Production design : Viktor VOLIN (Виктор ВОЛИН)
Music : Isaac SCHWARTZ (Исаак ШВАРЦ)
Production : Lenfilm
Release date in Russia : 19/06/1961

Plot synopsis
Based on a novel by Nikolai Chukovsky dealing with the heroic battle for Leningrad besieged by the Nazis during the days of World War II.
August 1941. On the last road to Leningrad that has not been occupied by the Nazis, a truck is carrying Lunin, a civil aviation pilot. He has yet to take part in military operations, but when the blockade begins, Lunin is sent to the legendary squadron of fighter pilots under the command of captain Rassokhin. The squadron has lost many pilots. And when Rassokhin is killed on Lake Ladoga, protecting the “Road of Life”, Lunin becomes the commander…

Commentaries and bibliography
Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино, Anna KOVALOVA, seance.ru, 2011

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2004
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1960