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My Name Is Ivan ()

Ivanovo detstvo (original title)
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

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Ivan Bondarev (as Kolya Burlyaev)
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Leonid Kholin (as V. Zubkov)
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Galtsev (as Ye. Zharikov)
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Katasonov (as S. Krylov)
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Gryaznov (as N. Grinko)
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Old Man (as D. Milyutenko)
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Masha (as V. Malyavina)
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Ivan's Mother (as I. Tarkovskaya)
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Soldier with glasses (as A. Konchalovskiy)
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(as I. Savkin)
Vladimir Marenkov ...
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Andrei Tarkovsky ... (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
Eduard Abalov ... (uncredited) (fired)

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Vladimir Bogomolov ... (story "Ivan") (as V. Bogomolov)
 
Vladimir Bogomolov ... (screenplay) and
Mikhail Papava ... (screenplay)
 
Andrei Tarkovsky ... () (uncredited)
 
Andrey Konchalovskiy ... () (uncredited)

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Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov ... (as V. Ovchinnikov)

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Vadim Yusov

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Lyudmila Feyginova ... (as L. Feyginova)

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Evgeniy Chernyaev ... (as E. Chernyaev)

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Lyudmila Baskakova ... makeup artist (as L. Baskakova)

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G. Kuznetsov ... production manager

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Georgi Natanson ... assistant director (as G. Natanson)

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Inna Zelentsova ... sound (as E. Zelentsova)

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Sergei Mukhin ... special effects (as S. Mukhin)
V. Sevostyanov ... special photographic effects

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Emin Khachaturyan ... conductor (as E. Khachaturyan)

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G. Goncharov ... military advisor
E. Smirnov ... script editor
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Plot Summary

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 Mattias Thuresson

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Also Known As
  • Иваново детство (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Ivan's Childhood (Ireland, English title)
  • Ivan's Childhood (Canada, English title)
  • Ivan's Childhood (Japan, English title)
  • Ivan's Childhood (World-wide, English title)
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  • 95 min
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Trivia The movie was based on a short story "Ivan" by Vladimir Bogomolov. Andrei Tarkovsky wrote in his book "Sculpting in Time" later that he did not find the book very good, but stories that were not well written were easier to adapt into films. See more »
Goofs In the famous "Well Scene" Ivan's mother says "If A well is too deep you can see a star in it even in the day time". While speaking she is standing on the left hand side of Ivan but when their reflection is shown in water she is standing on the right hand side. Lateral Inversion has not been depicted correctly. Please have a look. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Moskovskaya elegiya (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Ne velyat Mashe See more »
Quotes Ivan's Mother: If a well is really deep, you can see a star down there even in the middle of a sunny day.
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