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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The opening was actually broadcasted on Cartoon Network in 2009 before the quickly being replaced with the regular programming. See more
When Kholin and Galtsev take Ivan across the river in the boat, a tree into the water falls near them. It is supposed to be because of the military action taking place, but it can be seen that the base of the tree has been sawn across in a straight line. See more
Mamma, there's a cuckoo up there!
Edited into Moskovskaya elegiya
Ne velyat Mashe
[Song played on the gramophone. English translation: "Masha is not allowed beyond the river".] See more