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Kindergarten (1984)

Detskiy sad (original title)
The movie reminiscence of the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko about the military childhood when he reached the Siberian Winter station where he was awaited by his grandmother. The way was unusually long, cold, hungry and angry.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergei Gusak ...
Zhenya
Sergei Bobrovsky ...
Tolyan (as Seryozha Bobrovsky)
Galina Stakhanova ...
Zhenya's grandmother
Svetlana Yevstratova ...
Lilya
Nikolay Karachentsov ...
Shpil
Yelena Yevtushenko ...
Conductor
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German Officer
Evgeniy Evtushenko ...
Chess Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrey Gusev ...
Camoufleur
Leonid Markov ...
Blind man
Vitali Sidorchenko
Igor Sklyar ...
Zhenya's father
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The movie reminiscence of the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko about the military childhood when he reached the Siberian Winter station where he was awaited by his grandmother. The way was unusually long, cold, hungry and angry.

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A Gem
8 December 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film is a gem, in the genre of "war creates orphan" stories.

I first viewed this picture back in the late 1980's and saw it a couple times, but not since then. Nevertheless, despite 16 years passing (or fleeting) by, I still remember this powerful story as if it were yesterday.

We feel the bleakness of winter, the homelessness of a youngster, and the overall impact that a long war can have on even the most defenseless of a nation.

It would be nice to see more great Russian films released on DVD here in Europe or in the western world.


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