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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 ...
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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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Use of the following artwork is gratefully acknowledged: Jean Cocteau, Stravinsky Playing the Rite of Spring Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Stravinsky Fernand Leger, The Mechanic Francis Pacabia, The Cacodylatic Eye © S.P.A.D.E.M., Paris/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. Piet Mondrian, Composition #2 © Beeldrecht, Amsterdam/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. George Grosz, Remember Uncle August the Unhappy Inventor © Estate of George Grosz/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. Raoul Hartmann, Dada Cino Wassily Kandinsky, Orange See more »

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Version of The Soldier's Tale (1964) 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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R. O. Blechman's The Soldier's Tale does Igor Stravinsky's music justice
30 May 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Anyone who's read many of my comments here know what an animation buff I am. So it was as one that I decided to check out R. O. Blechman's The Soldier's Tale from my local library. Based on compositions by Igor Stravinsky and a popular Russian folktale, this concerns a soldier's post-war trials and tribulations after making a deal with the devil to trade his beloved violin for a book that guides him to his future. Various styles of animation come together to form a mostly cohesive whole with Fred Mogubgub, Bill Littlejohn, and Tissa David among the animators. Among the voices, Max von Sydow provides his charming self as Satan. Might be confusing at times but The Soldier's Tale never gets boring. Well worth seeing for animation fans.


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