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The Soldier's Tale (1984)

Not Rated | | Animation | 23 June 1984 (USA)
A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

Writers:

R.O. Blechman, Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (libretto L'Histoire du Soldat) (as C.F. Ramuz)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Max von Sydow ... The Devil (voice)
Dusan Makavejev ... Ilya Grigorivich Vertov, The Soldier (voice)
Galina Panova Galina Panova ... The Princess (voice)
Andre Gregory ... The Narrator (voice)
Theodore Gottlieb ... The Drill Sergeant / The Herald (voice)
Mike Mearian Mike Mearian ... The Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

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Genres:

Animation

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

R.O. Blechman Inc., WGBH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Credits for ten animators--Ed Smith, Tissa David, Fred Mogubgub, Tony Eastman, Bill Littlejohn, Fred Burns, John R. Gaug, Yvette Kaplan, Dean Yeagle and Maciek Albrecht--are illustrated with clips from scenes they worked on. See more »

Connections

Version of The Soldier's Tale (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Histoire du Soldat
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Gerard Schwarz, conductor)
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Great Animated Short of Stravinsky's Little Masterpiece
3 November 2000 | by Don_MacSee all my reviews

A must for Stravinsky fans. This is a great animated adaptation of Stravinsky's short piece "A Soldier's Tale" ("L'Histoire du Soldat"). The basic plot is about a battle between the soldier and the devil (taken from Russian folk tales). Its very creatively drawn and the music is, of course, excellent.


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