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The Cow (1989)

Korova (original title)
In the outback, on the railway station there lives a family. 4th grade schoolboy Vasya Rubtsov is experiencing the death of his beloved best friend the cow. The boy remembers how they used ... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Petrov (as A. Petrov)

Writers:

Aleksandr Petrov (as A. Petrov), Andrey Platonov (novel) (as A. Platonov)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nikolai Gusarov Nikolai Gusarov ... (voice) (as N. Gusarov)
Lyubov Teplova Lyubov Teplova ... (voice) (as L. Teplova)
Kostya Panov Kostya Panov ... (voice)
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Storyline

In the outback, on the railway station there lives a family. 4th grade schoolboy Vasya Rubtsov is experiencing the death of his beloved best friend the cow. The boy remembers how they used to have a cow, how this cow fed everyone with milk and how she suffered when the calf was sold for meat. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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boy | cow | calf | father | train | See All (20) »

Genres:

Animation | Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vaca See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$42,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,684
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

1992 - Grand Prix "Golden Shell" at the International Film Festival in Bombay (India). See more »

Connections

Featured in The International Tournee of Animation: Volume 4 (1991) See more »

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Aleksandr Petrov
18 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

his name is enough for define the film. because his animations are, always, fascinating oasis , delicate miracles, admirable example of precise art. in this case, all is the same. the atmosphere, the touching story, the flavor of childhood, the realism who becomes a fairy tale, the grace of colors, the sand on glass who change yourself. because it is more than a beautiful film. it is a precious adventure. portrait of humanity, subtle reflection of unique states of soul, beautiful definition of the importance of small things. and a wonderful trip across the early memories of each viewer.


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