"Tomorrow Was the War" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Between us, yesterday, and they, today, it is not just a generation. We know for sure that there will be war, and they are convinced that it will not
(Boris Vasilyev)
In revising the thesis Yuri Kara have a desire to miss the first quarter, resembling a well made exercise in imitation of a pre-war years and immediately jump on: where comes like coughing sobs Vera Ruslanova darken rain white carnations, and every sentence given to an involuntary shudder. But it started with his unnatural dialogues on the theme of the loss that the domestic aviation will suffer in the person who threw Stameskina school and harassing Soviet marches, where the words are indistinguishable because of going wild enthusiasm of singing - the flesh of the flesh of the author's intention. It's hard, literally by force, the director pulls the viewer is already familiar with the "Scarecrow" and just a year who could not meet up to "Dear Elena Sergeevna", in the space of a fundamentally different school history. Of course, there will also be a traditional point of maturation, the theme of difficult moral choice and the conflict with the adult world. But the 9th "B" class, assembled, active, really do not like to have to become familiar flock of semi-wild young animals, and the challenge in front of him - not like someone mad or unrequited love. Intelligent father Vicky Lyubertsy, a decorated, the aircraft, the pride of the city, because of a couple of phrases about the presumption of innocence and the background "middle class" is the enemy of the people. And now her friends, as true members of the Komsomol, should indicate the position of principle.
Between the publication of the original story and the release of the film has been only three years, but even a cursory collation shows that it works from different generations, different from each other as a historical reconstruction from eyewitness. Between the 60th and Vasiliev 33-year-old Kara - not just a few years. They shared that same war, to the living meat, to the bone, to the marrow of the bone raspolosovat home. Separates itself Rodina, a short-lived Soviet country: in the late 1930s - a young and earnest, ready to live, die and kill in the name of a bright future in the late 1980s - flabby, who loved jazz and lurid German porcelain, more flows into klikusheskoe regret about youth sins. Hour when it declared an enemy of the peoples, not yet, but, in essence, a writer and director, her children already facing Vicki dilemma, with the only difference being that the die Komsomol is not necessarily a parent of wine, albeit exaggerated for the sake of political trends, it is obvious. Boris Vasiliev voiced their choice in thinking Komsomol organizer Sparks: being an honest man, it is necessary to condemn the deeds of his father / Stalin era, but absolutely refuse to renounce unthinkable. Yuri Kara silent, but the look on his tell a story - attentive, indifferent and still coming from the outside - provides that renunciation has long held. Creed pre-war youth, its specific concerns and aspirations of the Soviet even for the first pictures of the audience were strangers. Only the pain of outraged justice -. All the same
View from the heights of historical perspective, skvozyaschee understanding that for the military "tomorrow" will be (! Already have), "the day after tomorrow", and causes the undoubted merits and weaknesses of the local picture. Kara sees more clearly the nature of totalitarianism, its impact on people. Externally, the tragedy made up of acts of private: girlish chatter about the party reads Yesenin, routine letters where to apply, impotent silence. But in almost every situation, I felt the presence of something terrible, possessing divine power and with religious trepidation as revered. Each of the characters - in some extent distorted medium, and when the feeling of total powerlessness breaks cry, he did not speechless, like in the story, but it sounds like an accusation: "You bastards, you bastards!". However, a direct continuation of the heightened assessment of vision is the inability of the young director to understand that dictates can not only be harmful, and personality changes brought about by them - not only external. Certain moments muted colors wedged in sepia focus on scenes where the guys live "real" life: chopping wood for the fire, cry, wonder unusual questions. And there is something deeply wrong, because the truth is that, even speaking at the quarterly meeting, the characters are no less "real." Unlike their counterparts in the 1980s, they did not know how to play in the Komsomol and feign enthusiasm, but live and breathe in what had been taught. Love for the motherland, uncompromising, willingness to sacrifice and a profound experience of injustice they grow from the same root as the ideological blinders. And when she slezet like old leather, the most valuable thing still remains.
This lack of perception of the identity of the characters somewhat blurs the sense of bitter epilogue picture. Enumerating the names of the characters, who just a year or two later die in WWII, retains all its tragedy, but not an idea. And yet, thanks to the careful attitude to the author's text Vasilyeva and an abundance of direct quotations, when viewing it read. June 22, 1941 the country took a fight to the death. But won it not abstract a great nation, and blew himself up along with the bridge Artem Shefer, burned in his MiG-1 Jora Landys, tortured by the Gestapo Iskra Polyakova - millions of lovers at home, uncompromising, taught that the life of one person is not and can not It is the highest value. Of course, many of the ideals shattered under the chatter of machine-gun fire, but those who passed the test fight - win, no matter whether managed to return home. Pupils of the 9th "B" sad way lucky: they first came under fire long before they put on brand-new shirt. Let the school program, and appears in the film only bad vyzubrennymi tributaries of the Ganges but a passage from the "Quadruple sleep Vera", the main lesson in life heroes received: to learn to love and hate, knowing all my heart feel about the object of his love, and their hatred.

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