Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris’ family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.
|Original Title||Wenn die Kraniche ziehen|
|German Title||Wenn die Kraniche ziehen|
|French Title||Quand passent les cigognes|
|Other Titles||Quando volano le cicogne - The Cranes are Flying|
|Directed by||Michail Kalatosow|
|Available Formats||Blu-ray, DCP|
|Screenplay||Wiktor Rosow nach seinem Drama Die ewig Lebenden (Вечно живые)|
|Film Editing||Marija Timofejewa|
|Production||Mosfilm, Moskau, Igor Wakar|
Goldene Palme, Cannes 1958
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