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The Forty-first (1956)
"Sorok pervyy" (original title)

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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Izolda Izvitskaya ...
Oleg Strizhenov ...
Lieutenant Vadim Nikolayevich Govorkha, Jr.
Nikolay Kryuchkov ...
Commander Ansenti Yevsyukov
Nikolai Dupak ...
Soldier Andrei Chupilko (as N. Dupak)
Georgi Shapovalov ...
Soldier Terentyev (as G. Shapovalov)
Pyotr Lyubeshkin ...
(as P. Lyubeshkin)
L. Kovylin ...
Soldier Kovylin
Yu. Romanov ...
Soldier Vyakhir
Daniil Netrebin ...
Soldier Semyannin (as D. Netrebin)
Asanbek Umuraliev ...
Soldier Umankul (as A. Umuraliev)
Anatoli Kokorin ...
Soldier Yegorov (as A. Kokorin)
Vadim Sinitsyn ...
Wounded soldier (as V. Sinitsyn)
K. Zharkimbayev ...
Timerkul
T. Sardarbekova ...
Altynai, village girl
Vadim Zakharchenko ...
(as V. Zakharchenko)
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

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The ending will haunt you forever
14 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Much can be said about the range of emotions found in today's movies. They've certainly become better at promoting a cool atmosphere, adrenaline rushes, making plots that are cleverly built up to a climax, and fitting in as many square centimetres of skin as possible into the film. Some emotions are, however, totally, and I mean totally, disregarded. Intense melancholy, an intense sense of longing and sensations of intense pity for the characters are now nowhere to be found. This movie has all of that in spades, making it radically different from today's European and American movies. It is more "theatrical" than today's more "realistic" films, but for God's sake, don't let that put you off. An incessantly beautiful soundtrack sweeps through the entire film, and the pictures are stunningly beautiful, though in a Russian way that can simply be labelled "different". This film was an eye-opener to the fact that I've seen so many movies that ultimately have left me nearly indifferent to the fate of the characters, and to some loose theory that melancholy and pity are closely related. Everyone should hunt this movie down. The ending will haunt you forever. Anything you watch afterwards will seem like ridiculous attempts to give you cheap thrills.


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