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The Cranes are Flying


Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev, Aleksandr Shvorin View All


Mikhail Kalatozov (Director), Viktor Rozov (Writer) View All

Release: Oct. 12th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.
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In a way, this opening does create a decent contrast which is something the director constantly plays with and succeeds in throughout the entire film and in this case, the couple are inside their own little bubble of wonder, where the open streets combined with the wide shots and a wonderfully che....
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I loved the story too, young love: devoted, ethereal and all encompassing.