This weekend we continue watching movies about WWII (or Great Patriotic War how we call it in Russia). Yes, here in Russia we have a lot of movies about WWII. Some of them we’ve already watched some of them we’ll watch later.
The theme of WWII is very important in Russian culture. 27 millions died cause of WWII, every family of former USSR has it’s own memory of WWII and we don’t want to forget about it.
Russian movies about WWII are very unique. You will not see a superhero there. Most of them are movies about just life of usual people in the war.
Today we are watching a very good movie “Zhenya, Zhenechka and ‘Katyusha'” (Женя, Женечка и ‘Катюша’). This movie is a story about adventures and love of a nerd in the war. (Yes, you can meet very different people in the war.)
You can believe me or not but all this adventures are true, they really happened at the end of WWII.
The story was told by Vladimir Motyl and Bulat Okudzhava.
Director of the movie Vladimir Motyl (we already know him as director of movie The White Sun of the Desert)
Original Music by Isaak Shvarts
Oleg Dal as Zhenya Kolyshkin
Galina Figlovskaya as Zhenechka Zemlyanikina
Mikhail Kokshenov as Zakhar
Pavel Morozenko as Aleksei Zyryanov
Georgi Shtil as Romadin
Mark Bernes as Colonel Karavayev
Adolf Ilyin as Divisional commander
Bulat Okudzhava – Voice
© Lenfilm, 1967
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Svet and Kyle
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