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The Heron and the Crane (1974)

Tsaplya i zhuravl (original title)
Animated short about a love between a heron and a crane.

Director:

Yuri Norstein (as Yu. Norstein)

Writers:

Roman Kachanov (screenplay) (as R. Kachanov), Yuri Norstein (screenplay) (as Yu. Norstein) | 1 more credit »
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Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Narrator (voice)
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This animated film shows the fatalities of mutual relations, non-contacts and vanity. A film that says that living outside of time and living natural relationships is impossible, it is unacceptable that one should live in such a way that it does not hurt and hurt for lost opportunities, aimlessly lived years. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Animation | Short

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1974 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A kócsag és a gém See more »

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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X International Festival of Animated Films in Anessy - First Prize, 1975. See more »

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An Eternal Tale
2 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Two water birds, a crane and a heron begin an unfulfilled courtship. The story is about arrogance and a smug feeling that one can get one wants by simply being there for the other. The problem is that once the die is cast, nothing short of an apology and a self deprecating admission will break the stalemate. Hurt feelings and over statement can doom anything. And sometimes ego can ruin our happiness.


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