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A sympathetic, emotionally persuasive drama describing the friendship of four World War II veterans, their sudden reunion after 25 years and the subsequent effect of this occasion upon their thoughts and evaluations of the past and present.
I've heard few good words about this movie. Finally I was able to sea it on Russian TV yesterday. I think the story is quite interesting - few veterans of WW II meet at the funeral of their comrade and fellow veteran. I would say there is several fine things about "Vokzal" - very good actors, nice cinematography, good music ... , but in my opinion is too nostalgic sometimes, quite overdone. The last part when they all sleep in one room, in small apartment is certainly overdone, although it gives us good idea about living conditions in USSR in early 1970s. There are several better Russian/Soviet films about WW II ("The cranes are flying", "Ballad of a soldier", etc.). The best of "Vokzal" is Bulat Okhudzava song "Nam nushna odna pobeda".
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