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Katok i skripka (1961)

Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Igor Fomchenko ...
Sasha
...
Sergei
Marina Adzhubei ...
Girl in pink
Yuri Brusser ...
(as Yura Brusser)
Vyacheslav Borisov ...
(as Slava Borisov)
Aleksandr Vitoslavsky ...
(as Sasha Vitoslavsky)
...
(as Sasha Ilin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalya Arkhangelskaya ...
Girl
Zhenya Fedchenko
Mariya Figner ...
(as M. Figner)
Gena Klyachkovsky
Igor Korovikov
Kolya Kozarev
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a steamroller in their upscale Moscow neighborhood. Written by ivan-kraus

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18 August 1962 (USA)  »

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Violin and Roller  »

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1.37 : 1
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Although it is a pleasant picture on the DVD cover, the image has been reversed left to right, as violin bows are held with the right hand (as in the film), not the left hand (as in the still). See more »

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Strongly recommended. Tarkovsky initial work showing multiple glimpses of his genius. This short film has great depth and detail. Personally it is was the only Tarkovsky film that I had not seen, and now that I have I rate it very highly. In retrospect to his ouvre it may be strong to use the term "masterpiece", but regardless it is so. It is also probably the most accessible for viewers not familiar with his work and could prove as a perfect introduction. I urge you to see it.


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