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20 Days Without War
20 дней без войны

This sophomore film from Alexei German is a dazzling and deft investigation into the real cost of war. Correspondent Lopatin, is granted 20 days of leave from the front, which he uses these to travel to Taskhent and witnesses the filming of a screen adaptation of his own essays and articles. There he meets Nina, but even miles away from the front, he struggles to truly leave the war behind.

Directed by Aleksei German |
Russia |
1976 |
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Best Director
Award Laurel
1987
Rotterdam International Film Festival
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Greig Burgoyne
Greig Burgoyne
20 days without war
This a timeless work well deserved of it’s accolades , it’s artistry and narrative highlight if we need more clarity the paradoxes of war and conflict. It’s costs and it long standing realities . This is no adaptation; this a powerful and yet poetic study, that interestingly leaves the viewer with many images in their own kinds well after the frames we watch are over. Loved it truly !
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