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The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a ba...

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Directed by

Elem Klimov

Written by

Elem Klimov (Screenplay)
Ales Adamovich (Screenplay)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

Russia

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

world war ii nazi teenage girl surrealism insanity genocide eastern front war crimes children in wartime russian army atrocity mine field wehrmacht horrors of war premature aging byelorussia

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#167 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#156 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#60 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#42 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss