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Raduga (1944)

Depicts life in a Nazi-occupied village in Ukraine at the beginning of World War II from the view point of the terrorized villagers.


Mark Donskoy


Wanda Wasilewska (novel) (as Vanda Vasilevskaya), Wanda Wasilewska (screenplay) (as Vanda Vasilevskaya)
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Complete credited cast:
Natalya Uzhviy ... Olena Kostyuk (as N. Uzhviy)
Nina Alisova ... Pusya (as N. Alisova)
Elena Tyapkina ... Feodosya (as E. Tyapkina)
Valentina Ivashova ... Olga (as V. Ivasheva)
Anton Dunaysky ... Grandfather Okhabko (as A. Dunayskiy)
Anna Lisyanskaya ... Malyuchikha (as A. Lisyanskaya)
Hans Klering ... Captain Kurt Werner (as G. Klering)
Nikolai Bratersky ... Gaplik (as N. Braterskiy)
Vladimir Chobur Vladimir Chobur ... Lt. Kravchenko (as V. Chobur)
Viktor Vinogradov Viktor Vinogradov ... Mishka, Malyuchikha's child (as Vitya Vinogradov)
Alik Letichevsky Alik Letichevsky ... Sashka, Malyuchika's child
Emma Malaya Emma Malaya ... Malyuchikha's child (as Emma Perelshteyn)
Vladimir Ponomaryov Vladimir Ponomaryov ... Malyuchikha's child (as Vova Ponomaryov)
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Depicts life in a Nazi-occupied village in Ukraine at the beginning of World War II from the view point of the terrorized villagers.

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Gaplik: People went crazy, Mr. Captain!... They dummy up, refuse to utter a word. Just watching.
Captain Kurt Werner: What does it mean "watching"?
Gaplik: Watching and keeping silence.
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Stock movie
12 February 2014 | by enaskitis-1See all my reviews

Characters in this low-quality propaganda-movie are so phony they're not characters at all, just living cartoons with stock personalities: the wicked Germans, the male collaborator, the female collaborator-concubine, the enduring villagers, the patriotic Orthodox priest, the innocent children, the conscious female teacher, the partisans.

The script is so childish you think it was meant for 5-year-olds or maybe for a village public that had never seen a motion picture in their life. The only moments my resigned boredom was interrupted was when one or two points where naivety touched comical levels caused amused giggles among the public (including me).

The director, Mark Donskoy, has shot The Childhood of Maxim Gorky and The horse that Cried, which, although not special, are passable movies. But here he has really touched bottom.

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Release Date:

21 October 1944 (USA) See more »

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