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also known as Letyat zhuravli

The Cranes are Flying1957

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  • 4.5
Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. Boris is sent to the front lines... and then communication stops. Meanwhile, Veronica tries to ward off spiritual numbness while Boris's draft-dodging cousin makes increasingly forceful overtures. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, THE CRANES ARE FLYING is a superbly crafted drama, bolstered by stunning cinematography and impassioned performances.

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mostly sweet or bitter sweet wonderful film_Boris is an idiot for leaving squirrel_squirrel is wonderful_Mark is an asshole_but that happens and war is always insane_beautiful cinematography throughout

The beauty of a simple story, well told.

One of the greatest films ever made, with cinematography to die for.