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

This review was written by me in 2009, while still in school, after watching the movie in a class lesson on literature. Offered here in the original, 'schoolboy' option.
Before watching the film of Yuri Kara's "Tomorrow Was the War" I knew the story from the words of those who have read the novel by Boris Vasilyev. Maybe that's why I was able to hold back the tears that rushed to the throat after the end of the film
reason I used to think that this film should be old, the years since the '60s -. 70s. So I was quite surprised at first harsh criticism of the political system before the war. However, the movie was filmed in 1987, in the era of 'Perestroika' and publicity, which explains for such a bold interpretation of the events since the Soviet Union.
The film itself is interesting, to some extent, even unique. It covers a wide range of issues such as friendship, betrayal, relationships with parents, feelings and duty, the happiness, the pursuit of truth. All these tests fall on the share of pupils 9 'B' ordinary Soviet school in 1940. Heroes do not consider themselves as children - they are adults who do as they see fit, think independently of society. And when their opinion is faced with the opinions of others, with great views of the world, with the state rules, a conflict in which the viewer becomes the side of children
Perhaps the greatest test got the main character of the film -. Iskra Polyakova. She was an exemplary member of the Komsomol, the daughter of party worker, activist, for which happiness - to be useful to the Motherland, unexpectedly for itself realizes that everything taught by her mother, all the truth, which she knew from childhood ( "The truth - that's what makes the party ') - it all fades, fades as the universal happiness, utopia before a simple, personal happiness. Imbued with poetry once Esenina (banned at the time of the poet) and ideas Lyubertsy, the father of her friend, Spark revising its view of the world, she begins to think about the eternal issues and problems. This leads to conflicts with her mother, some party officials, which is almost gone, not only women, but also human traits, as she fully devotes himself to his work, the party. But in spite of all their quarrels and disagreements, they brings war and death.
war film takes a special place. All events take place one year before the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, and the viewer is given only brief information about the fate of the characters in the next five years. Heroes themselves pinned to the 1941 high hopes - "Next year will be happy, you'll see ..! 'This is still sitting on the school bench children, as we see them in the beginning of the movie, is already a strong spirit of the people who commit heroic deeds for the sake of his comrades and .
his country can not be left without attention, and the original film production: frames, sepia color are replaced. And the color appears only when there is a chilling, restrictive socialist conventionality when characters do things that were forbidden to them when all sincere in their feelings (visiting director, a trip out of town, a funeral). We should also note musical accompaniment of the film. Music is not only to create an atmosphere of Soviet times 40s ( 'Burnt by the sun', foxtrot), it also conveys the emotions and feelings of the characters (when the characters learn about the arrest of Lyubertsy, sounds concert of Vivaldi 'Winter').
Another directorial discovery - photos of children at the beginning and end of the film. As if that is all that remains of 9 pupils' B ', it is only the memory of those who fell in the Great Patriotic War
"Tomorrow Was the War' -. Paradoxical at first glance, the phrase, as it may be both 'tomorrow' and 'was' - ask many. This paradox is explained by the fact that the heroes' tomorrow '- a bright future full of hope, and' was' - a look at author events, the one who looks at the pictures, a look of sadness and regret that '... has war '.
After watching the film of Yuri Kara's "Tomorrow was the war" is heavy sediment on the soul. Many viewers can not hold back tears after watching the ( almost all the girls in class were crying - ed ..), So much the creators passed all the emotions and trials that befell the heroes.

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