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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 ...
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Vyacheslav Borisov ...
(as Slava Borisov)
Aleksandr Vitoslavsky ...
(as Sasha Vitoslavsky)
Aleksandr Ilin ...
(as Sasha Ilin)
Lyudmila Semyonova
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Natalya Arkhangelskaya ...
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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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Roots of a genius
13 February 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Roots are sometimes dirty.

This student film from Russia's greatest film genius does a lot with it's short running time. This should mostly be seen for no other reason than it is the roots of genius. There is no epic story telling just a well told two story of two Russians from different worlds who for one day are able to be the friends they are looking for.

The camera work is interesting…albeit sometimes overly arty. However in a short student film that is kinda the point huh? I was lucky to get this at the library and I would say this is worth a rental not purchase unless you're a diehard fan.


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