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Late for the last commuter train and reluctant to spend the night outdoors, two young men trick a family into letting them stay in their apartment: one of them insists that he's the illegitimate son of the man who owns the apartment.
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One, Two, Soldiers Were Going is yet another well done film directed by Leonid Bykov. The audience watching this expecting a gruesome war film would be presently surprised, in how it plays out. It is not your average war film. It has the reminiscing touch that Ballad of a Solider, and Only Old Men are Going to Battle, had that made them great films. The way that Leonid Bykov can evoke emotions from the audience is truly amazing. The plot is well done in showing how war can effect all people involved: soldiers, and families. Even in the years after wards there is still pain and feelings of those involved. The music selection was great. This film truly encompasses the the other side of a war that is generally overlooked.
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