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
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 1962 Venice Film Festival, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor
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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 36th Academy Awards in 1964. See more
In the famous "Well Scene" Ivan's mother says "If A well is too deep you can see a star in it even in the day time". While speaking she is standing on the left hand side of Ivan but when their reflection is shown in water she is standing on the right hand side. Lateral Inversion has not been depicted correctly. Please have a look. See more
If a well is really deep, you can see a star down there even in the middle of a sunny day.
Ne velyat Mashe
[Song played on the gramophone. English translation: "Masha is not allowed beyond the river".] See more