V Tvoikh Rukakh Zhizn (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Set right at the heart of a densely populated city, and also at the heart of a serious issue in the aftermath of World War II, this suspense tale by director Nikolai Rosantsev is woven around a cache of unexploded bombs. Captain Doudine (Oleg Strijenov) leads the squad of volunteers who gather to defuse the bombs. One casualty has already occurred, and Nastia (Clara Louchko) the widow of that victim, is among the group intent on rendering the bombs harmless. Their long and arduous efforts are interrupted by moments when it seems an explosion will be inevitable, creating a constant reactivation of the tension inherent in their task.