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The Soldier's Tale (1984)

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A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

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Credited cast:
Andre Gregory ...
The Narrator (voice)
Dusan Makavejev ...
Ilya Grigorivich Vertov, The Soldier (voice)
Mike Mearian ...
The Announcer (voice)
Galina Panova ...
The Princess (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
The Drill Sergeant / The Herald (voice)
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A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

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Crazy Credits

Credits for ten animators--Ed Smith, Tissa David, Fred Mogubgub, Tony Eastman, Bill Littlejohn, Fred Burns, John R. Gaug, Yvette Kaplan, Dean Yeagle and Maciek Albrecht--are illustrated with clips from scenes they worked on. See more »

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Version of The Soldier's Tale (1959) See more »

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L'Histoire du Soldat
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Gerard Schwarz, conductor)
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Great Animated Short of Stravinsky's Little Masterpiece
3 November 2000 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

A must for Stravinsky fans. This is a great animated adaptation of Stravinsky's short piece "A Soldier's Tale" ("L'Histoire du Soldat"). The basic plot is about a battle between the soldier and the devil (taken from Russian folk tales). Its very creatively drawn and the music is, of course, excellent.


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