"The House I Live In (1957)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

This movie I watched last summer. To me no one even recommended - probably something to remember from the description that I added it to the list for viewing. He gave me the best impression. And today, on the Day of victory want to dedicate the film The house in which I live holiday review.
The film begins in 1935. The new Moscow apartment house populated by a large and friendly family Davydov: Paul and Claudia with two younger children Katya and Sergei. In the second room a couple of drives - a geologist, Dmitry Kashirin with his young wife Lydia. They begin to make friends with the family next door - Volyn. Sergei is especially made friends with his daughter Galya Volyn. Heroes are the most ordinary life, children grow, think, who wants to become a dream of the future. All of their plans for the future crosses war that will change characters once and for all.
I can not stop to admire the way in Soviet times, making movies. Quite different from the West, some more soulful, dramatic ... that captures from the first minute. That film Leo Kulidzhanov I drew immediately. It shows three completely different life - before the war, after the war and life during the war. The time before the war, it seems such a beautiful, bright and cloudless. Heroes do not think that one day things will change, trying to deal with their everyday problems, with their feelings. And then ... I want to tell you about one scene that shocked me incredibly: Sergei and Galina are walking around Moscow. Im 18 years old, they are in love, but do not yet know about it. They dream about the future, maybe they think about the future together. And then, the great and terrible figures - 1941. On the day the war began. And now, the heroes may not have a bright future. Ahead of many years of terrible war, that not all return home ...
The main advantage of the film, I think of his protagonists. Well played, the characters enough to show that you understand perfectly the reasons for their actions. Valentina Telegin and Nicholas Elizarov - Claudia Pavel Davydov. Though they seem dissimilar people with different views on life, but you can see how much they love and support each other, some children have grown up ... Rimma Shorohova - sweet and modest Katya. Vladimir Zemlyanikin - the youngest son Sergei, who makes war from the dreamy boy into a man. Yevgeny Matveyev - the eldest son of Constantine, the military. Their neighbors - a geologist, Dmitry Kashirin ( Mikhail Ulyanov ) and his wife Lida ( Ninel Myshkova ), which are often left alone, waiting for her husband from the expeditions and suffer from loneliness. The conflict of these families is enclosed in a novel Lida and Constantine, which happened shortly before the war. This conflict as it passes through you, you also became acutely aware of these contradictions, which cover the main characters ... This story line develops during the war: Lida Claudia and remain in Moscow, when the men go to the front can be seen, the attitude to the neighbor Claudia when they encounter on the stairs. Then comes the news from the front, and everything can change ...
Another storyline - a relationship Sergei Davydov and Gali Volyn ( Jeanne Bolotov ). Familiar characters almost the first day of the housewarming, when Sergei 'rescues' Galya from the music lesson, sprinkling it with dirt. Six years later, the heroes quarrel, then put up for unknown reasons. Because they are dreamers, romantics - like Sergei, who dreams of becoming a geologist, and Galya, who dreams of becoming an actress. But the war, Sergei went to the front, and Gal refuses to go to the evacuation and must wait for Sergei ... With all my heart worried for the characters, you hope that they will be a war and be together ...
10 of 10
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