The Orphans (1977) Podranki

The Orphans (1977) Podranki

The Orphans (1977)
DVDRip | MKV | 704x528 | XviD @ 2145 Kbps | 88 min | 1,46 Gb
Audio: Русский AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English, Français (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Director: Nikolay Gubenko
Writer: Nikolay Gubenko
Stars: Juozas Budraitis, Georgiy Burkov, Aleksandr Kalyagin

Writer Aleksey Bartenev returns to the city where he spent his childhood. He grew up in an orphanage, as his parents died during the war, when he was not even a year old (his father died at the front, his mother hanged herself). Aleksey really wants to find his two brothers, whom he does not remember at all. He finds the address and fate of his relatives in the archive.

The original Russian title Podranki can be translated as War Orphans. The protagonist is an adult writer who undergoes a flashback at the drop of a hat. He recalls how he was orphaned when his father was killed in World War II and his mother committed suicide. He remembers the appalling treatment afforded him by a sadistic orphanage official. And he muses over his losing contact with his brothers and sisters. This is why the grown-up writer is currently involved in lobbying for better treatment of Russian orphans. Orphans caused a minor stir in 1977 when it became the first Russian film in nearly two decades to be chosen for the Cannes Film Festival by the festival judges, rather than being submitted by the Soviets. The film did not see the light of a carbon arc in America until 1980.
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The Orphans (1977) Podranki

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