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Cranes are Flying, The
The Cranes are Flying (Letyat zhuravli) is a 1957 Soviet drama directed by Mikhail Kalatozov starring Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, and Vasiliy Merkurev. Released after the death of Stalin and de-Stalinization, the film was one of the first Soviet films to venture outside of the limits that had been imposed by Stalin's censors and paint a complex picture of the men that went to war and the loved ones they left behind. Western audiences were pleasantly surprised, and the film was the first, and so far only, Soviet/Russian film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1958.
The following weapons were used in the film The Cranes are Flying:
Most of the Soviet troops, including Boris (Aleksey Batalov) and Volodya (Konstantin Kadochnikov), are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Some Soviet troops are seen with Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles slung.
T-34 Model 1942
In a famous shot, Veronika (Tatyana Samoylova) hops off a bus, runs through a crowd, and through a parade of T-34 tanks in search for Boris in one unbroken take, seamlessly transitioning from a handheld camera to a crane shot.
5 cm Pak 38
Volodya takes cover behind a disabled 5 cm Pak 38 to rest, forcing Boris to carry him the rest of the way.