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

 |  Drama  |  18 August 1962 (USA)
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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 Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalya Arkhangelskaya ...
Girl
Zhenya Fedchenko
Mariya Figner ...
(as M. Figner)
Gena Klyachkovsky
Igor Korovikov
Kolya Kozarev
Antonina Maksimova
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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 Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a steamroller in their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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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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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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