During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child. Written by
Did You Know?
The movie was based on a short story "Ivan" by Vladimir Bogomolov
. Andrei Tarkovsky
wrote in his book "Sculpting in Time" later that he did not find the book very good, but stories that were not well written were easier to adapt into films. See more