Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu
- 1h 40min
The action is situated in one of those Soviet apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom. The story starts when the building is inaugurated in 1935 and the new neighbors (the Davydov and Volynsky families, plus a geologist and his wife) arrive, ending in 1950, after World War II. The daily life of all of them is shown with their joys and their sorrows. We will see their children grow up and how the war affects their daily chores. —jsanchez
The best war drama I've ever seen
They do not show war in this film, they show people and their dreams and hopes ruined by the war. It is not just another "war film", but it rises to the level of a true Tragedy. Not a propagandist or a sob story. Many critics compare this film to another famous Russian war drama, The Cranes Are Flying. I still think that The House I Live in is better, though, if you've seen The Cranes and liked it, most probably you'll love this one either. Both films were shot in 1957 and treat the war theme from the similar humane perspective. I wouldn't cut a single shot from the film, all of them are just in place. I do not know if it can be found outside Russia, if yes, don't miss it.
- May 1, 2005
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