Sunday, 18 September 2011

Pyotr Todorovsky: War-Time Romance - Военно-полевой роман (1983)

Director: Pyotr Todorovskiy
Writer: Pyotr Todorovskiy
Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Natalya Andreychenko, Inna Churikova

This film was directed by Pyotr Todorovsky and had an attendance of 14,000,000 when it was released in the USSR.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Inna Churikova won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival. ...

Probably only a Russian could get away with a film as soulful as "Wartime Romance" , and writer-director Pyotr Todorovsky succeeds beautifully with this sentimental story contrasting a man's all-consuming love with a woman's more realistic view. "Wartime Romance" is an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film.

Alexander (Nikolai Burlyayev), a slight, unprepossessing young soldier on the front line during World War II, is transfixed by the sight of a beautiful field nurse, Liuba (Natalia Andreichenko), who is having an affair with a major. Alexander swiftly defends her honor when a comrade casually slurs her. Before the battle overtakes everyone, Alexander is able to declare his love for her and wish her and the major well. ...

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