Father of a Soldier (1965)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Anti-War Film  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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In this war drama, set towards the end of WW II, a Georgian farmer embarks upon a dangerous journey to find his son. His travails begin after he learns that his boy, a soldier recently wounded in battle, is recuperating in the hospital. The farmer sets off to see him. This man has an abiding love and respect for the beauty of the land. As he journeys he is appalled at the destruction that surrounds him. Once lush and beautiful, the bombed out land has become deeply scarred and barren. He arrives at the hospital to discover that his son has been sent back to his tank unit. The dogged farmer then sets off to find it. He soon finds himself in the midst of a battle. This leads him to join the Soviet army. He fights hard until his tank unit is assigned to attack German vineyards. The destruction of such fertile land appalls him and he stops them. When he finally does catch up with his son, the boy has wagain been shot and dies in his father's arms.

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Keywords

natural-resources, war, army, atrocity, attack, battle [war], bomb, death, disturbance, ecology, enemy, farming, father, forces [military], generation-gap, Germany, hospital, journey, land, landscaping, love, quest, respect, Russia, scar, search, shock, soldier, son, tank [vehicle], unit, war-atrocities, wound [injury]

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance