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When the Trees Were Tall (1962)

Kogda derevya byli bolshimi (original title)
The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing long-lost father to a pretty teenager spurs him to turn over a new leaf.

Director:

Lev Kulidzhanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inna Gulaya ... Natasha
Yuriy Nikulin ... Kuzma Kuzmich Iordanov
Leonid Kuravlyov ... Lenka
Yekaterina Mazurova ... Anastasiya Borisovna
Vasiliy Shukshin ... Chairman of the Kolkhoz
Lyudmila Chursina ... Zoya
Yelena Korolyova ... Nyurka
Viktor Pavlov ... Postman
Evgeniya Melnikova ... Conductor
Arkadi Trusov ... Grisha - chairman of the village
Pavel Shalnov ... Local policeman
Georgi Shapovalov ... Railwayman
Marina Gavrilko ... Kuzma neighbor in the apartment
Danuta Stolyarskaya ... Kuzma neighbor in the apartment
Vera Orlova ... Watchman
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The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing long-lost father to a pretty teenager spurs him to turn over a new leaf.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

26 March 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Trees Were Tall See more »

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Mono
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In a scene where Inna Guyala is reading from a newspaper, the article which is being read is describing demonstrations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement within the United States. The article being read is referring to the Freedom Riders of a demonstration where civil rights activist James Zwerg was thrown out of a bus and his face was smashed onto hot concrete pavement. See more »

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