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Elza Lezhdej in Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

1959 NR

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.