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The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
"Katok i skripka" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 August 1962 (USA)
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Sasha (Igor Fomchenko) is a small boy. He lives alone with his mother in an apartment building and spends his time practising the violin... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Igor Fomchenko ...
Sasha
Vladimir Zamanskiy ...
Sergei
Marina Adzhubei ...
Girl in pink
Yuri Brusser ...
(as Yura Brusser)
Vyacheslav Borisov ...
(as Slava Borisov)
Aleksandr Vitoslavsky ...
(as Sasha Vitoslavsky)
Aleksandr Ilin ...
(as Sasha Ilin)
Lyudmila Semyonova
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Natalya Arkhangelskaya ...
Girl
Zhenya Fedchenko
M. Figner
Gena Klyachkovsky
Igor Korovikov
Kolya Kozarev
Antonina Maksimova
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Sasha (Igor Fomchenko) is a small boy. He lives alone with his mother in an apartment building and spends his time practising the violin... See full synopsis »

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Violin and Roller  »

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This is Andrei Tarkovsky's film school diploma short movie. See more »

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12 July 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews



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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