The Cranes Are Flying

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Летят журавли ( Soviet Union ), Als de kraanvogels overvliegen ( Netherlands ), Als de ooievaars voorbijtrekken ( Belgium ), Cuando pasan las cigüeñas ( Spain ), Die Kraniche ziehen ( East Germany ), Kurjet lentävät ( Finland ), Leca zurawie ( Poland ), Letyat zhuravli ( Soviet Union ), Leylekler uçarken ( Turkey ), Miprinaven tseroebi ( Soviet Union ), Och tranorna flyga ( Sweden ), Otan pernoun oi geranoi ( Greece ), Otan petoun oi geranoi ( Greece ), Pasaron las grullas ( Argentina ), Quand passent les cigognes ( France / Belgium ), Quando volano le cicogne ( Italy ), Quando Voam as Cegonhas ( Brazil ), Szállnak a darvak ( Hungary ), The Cranes Are Flying ( International / USA ), Tranene flyr ( Norway ), Wenn die Kraniche ziehen ( West Germany )


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Tatyana Samojlova

Veronika (as T. Samojlova)

Aleksey Batalov


Vasili Merkuryev

Fyodor Ivanovich (as V. Merkuryev)

Aleksandr Shvorin

Mark (as A. Shvorin)


Veronica and Boris are walking in the streets of Moscow and they love each other. Veronica is laughing, cause they are happy together this morning. They see some cranes in the sky. When arriving to Veronica's house they talk about a rendezvous at the bank of the river. And the 2nd World War begins in Moscow. Boris works in a factory and he hasn't got time to speak with Veronica. He has to go to the war ...

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Thanks for that comment good to know08 March 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

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Interesting social comment04 February 2011

This film tries to explore the effects of war on people's lives. It builds a powerful argument to show that under special circumstances, people's choices have nothing to do with personal projects,desires or even feelings but are a reflex and are linked to those special circumstances.

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QUESTION31 January 2011

Has anyone seen this, is it worth watching.

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