The film begins in the Soviet Union in spring of 1946, as truck driver Andrei Sokolov (Bondarchuk) and his young son travel along a road in the country and run into a man Sokolov recognizes as a fellow military driver. Sokolov begins to tell the story of his experiences upon returning from the Russian Civil War and the famine of 1922. A flashback reveals Andrei building a house in Kuban, where he meets and falls in love with his future wife Irina. Soon the pair are married and have a son, Anatoly (nicknamed Tolyushka), and two daughters. Andrei leads a happy family life for 17 years, until the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Directed By:||Sergey Bondarchuk|
|Written By:||Yuriy Lukin, Fyodor Shakhmagonov, Mikhail Sholokhov|
|Cast:||Pyotr Savin, Daniil Netrebin, Yuri Averin, Vladimir Ivanov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Berezko, Andrey Puntus, Zinaida Kirienko, Evgeniy Teterin, Nikolai Aparin, Viktor Markin, Yevgeni Kudryashov, Kirill Alekseyev, Evgeniy Morgunov, Andrey Karasyov, Pavel Vinnikov, Georgiy Millyar, Georgi Shapovalov, Lev Borisov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Anatoliy Nikitin, Pavel Volkov, Aleksandr Novikov, Anatoli Chemodurov, Pavel Boriskin|
|In Theaters:||Apr 12, 1959|
|Runtime:||1 hour 43 minutes|