Grigori CHUKHRAY
Григорий ЧУХРАЙ
Grigori TCHOUKHRAI
USSR, 1959, 89mn 
Black and white, fiction
Ballada o soldate
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Баллада о солдате

 

 The Ballad of a Soldier

 La Ballade du soldat

 
Directed by : Grigori CHUKHRAY (Григорий ЧУХРАЙ)
Writing credits : Grigori CHUKHRAY (Григорий ЧУХРАЙ), Valentin EZHOV (Валентин ЕЖОВ)
 
Cast
Yevgeni EVSTIGNEYEV (Евгений ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ)
Vladimir IVASHOV (Владимир ИВАШОВ) ...Aliocha
Vladimir KASHPUR (Владимир КАШПУР)
Nikolay KRIUCHKOV (Николай КРЮЧКОВ) ... Le général
Elsa LEZHDEI (Эльза ЛЕЖДЕЙ) ... La femme de Sergueï
Antonina MAKSIMOVA (Антонина МАКСИМОВА) ... La mère
Zhana PROKHORENKO (Жана ПРОХОРЕНКО) ... Choura
Valentina TELEGINA (Валентина ТЕЛЕГИНА) ... La femme chauffeur
Yevgeni TETERIN (Евгений ТЕТЕРИН) ... Le soldat Gavrilkine
Yevgeni URBANSKI (Евгений УРБАНСКИЙ) ... L'invalide
 
Cinematography : Vladimir NIKOLAYEV (Владимир НИКОЛАЕВ), Era SAVELIEVA (Эра САВЕЛЬЕВА)
Production design : Boris NEMECHEK (Борис НЕМЕЧЕК)
Music : Mikhail ZIV (Михаил ЗИВ)
Sound : Veniamin KIRSHENBAUM (Вениамин КИРШЕНБАУМ)
Editing : M. TIMOFEVA (М. ТИМОФЕЕВА)
Companies : Mosfilm
Spectators : 33,1 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 01/12/1959
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 2002-04-30, Site

Awards :
Best Participation Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1960
Best Youth Film Award Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1960

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico
Editor : Guerre et Histoire. 2012. Titre : Ballade du soldat
Editor : Potemkine. 2016. Titre : Coffret Grigori Tchoukraï.
Ce coffret contient trois films :
- Le Quarante et unième
- La Ballade du soldat
- Ciel pur

Plot synopsis
The war is going on. Alyosha Skvortsov, a young soldier who performed a heroic deed in the last battle goes to his mother for two-day vacation. He helps everybody on his way home: a one-legged invalid to meet his wife, a girl Shura - to get to her auntie, and even the last night of his vacation Alyosha spends saving the children from the bombardment. While helping everybody Alyosha does not manage to do much for himself. He fails to affirm his love to Shura, just passingly sees his mother. And again he goes to the front where Alyosha Skvortsov falls in battle.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

commentaries
RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq films soviétiques qui ont montré la Seconde Guerre mondiale sous un jour nouveau, Valeria PAÏKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
RUSSIA BEYOND: Les dix meileurs films russes sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Про шаткую мужественность и стойкую женственность [О Григории Чухрае], Алексей ВАСИЛЬЕВ, seance.ru, 2019
Les 100 films les plus cultes de Russie et d'URSS [selon RUSSIA BEYOND], RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
10 of Harvard University’s favorite Soviet and Russian films, Alexandra GUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2017
La Ballade du soldat de Grigori Tchoukhraï [film et DVD], Justin KWEDI, dvdclassik.com, 2017
Un grand monsieur : Grigori Tchoukhraï, Françoise NAVAILH, Kinoglaz.fr, 2016
Баллада о солдате, 1959, Музей кино, 2015
Le cinéma russe en France : «Je t'aime moi non plus», Joël CHAPRON, Interview, Institut Lumière, 2015
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2020
- Cinépassion été 2019, Chambon sur Lignon (France), 2019
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2016
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2016
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2015
- Days of Russian cinema, Aix les Bains (France), 2015
- Les 90 ans des Studios Mosfilm à la Filmothèque du Quartier Latin, Paris (France), 2014
- Cinéma Russie Institut Lumière, Lyon (France), 2012
- Semaine des films russes à Bacongo, Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), 2012
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2012
- Destination Russie à Hyères, Hyères (France), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
- Mixmoviefestival, Internet (International), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2009
- Grenoble 'Cinéphilies', Grenoble (France), 2008
- Russian week in Castres, Castres (France), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2005
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2005
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2004
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2002-04-30
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2000
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1960

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