Kogda Derevya Byli Bolshimi (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Whether from the effects of war or just laziness, a World War II vet (Yuri Nikuline) has succumbed to heavy drinking and an aversion to work of any kind. One day he joins a collective farm, passing himself off as the father of a young woman (Inna Gulaya). At the beginning his old habits are still in full force -- until love comes his way and he considers his wasted lifestyle in an entirely new light. Although this standard drama by director Lev Kulidzhanov carries a theme of renewal and redemption, at least the transformation does not arise because of a political awakening.



alcohol, redemption, unemployment, veteran [military], collective