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My Friend Ivan Lapshin
Мой друг Иван Лапшин

A man recalls his childhood, in a fictional provincial town in 1935. As a nine year old boy, he is witness to the lives of those that live in the communal apartment around him. Criminal investigator, Ivan Lapshin, is one of the boy’s favourite neighbours and he watches his personal and professional exploits with keen interest. Set in the building paranoia of pre-war Russia, German’s film captures suffering with a tender and human touch.

Directed by Aleksei German |
Russia |
1984 |
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Awards and Festivals
State Prize
Award Laurel
1986
Brothers Vasiliev" State Prize of the RSFSR,
awarded to Alexei German
FIPRESCI Prize
Award Laurel
1986
Awarded to Alexei German,
Locarno International Film Festival
Bronze Leopard
Award Laurel
1986
Awarded to Alexei German,
Locarno International Film Festival
Critics Award
Award Laurel
1987
Critics Award awarded to Alexey German,
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Cast and Crew