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Ballad of a Soldier

1959 Rated NR 1hr 28m

During World War II, 19-year-old Russian soldier Alyosha wins a 10-day leave and tries to make it home. Along the way, he meets several civilians, and his cheery presence is like a wartime tonic for them, uplifting their lives.

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Movie Details

1962 BAFTA®
1961 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1962 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Russian: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; interview with director Grigori Chukhrai and stars Vladimir Ivashov and Zhanna Prokhorenko, conducted after a preview screening in New York.