Sunday, 13 November 2011

Leonid Bykov: One-Two, Soldiers Were Going...- Аты-баты, шли солдаты... (1976)

Director: Leonid Bykov
Writers: Kirill Rapoport, Boris Vasilyev
Stars: Leonid Bykov, Vladimir Konkin, Yelena Shanina

The last film by Leonid Bykov (“Maksim Perepelitsa”, “The Volunteers”), and his last film role.The tragic and the comic, the heroic and the lyrical - all has interwoven onscreen into an unusual story about the fathers remaining forever young and the children coming to the place where exactly thirty years ago their most dear ones took the last deadly battle…

The first public performance of the famous song by Bulat Okudzhava and Valentin Levashov, “Take Your Greatcoat, Let’s Go Home”

• T. Shevchenko State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR for Cinematography to L. Bykov, director and lead actor of the films “Only ‘Old Men’ Are Going to Battle” and “One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…”, 1977 ...

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