Ballad of a Soldier
Ballad of a Soldier ★★★½Ballada o Soldate 1960
As a reward for demolishing two German tanks, a 19-year-old Russian soldier receives a six-day pass so he can see his mother; however, he meets another woman. Well directed and photographed, while avoiding propaganda. Russian with subtitles. 88m/B VHS, DVD . RU Vladimir Ivashov, Shanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maximova, Nikolai Kryuchkov; D: Grigori Chukhraj; W: Grigori Chukhraj, Valentin Yezhov; C: Sergei Mukhin; M: Mikhail Ziv. British Acad. '61: Film.