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Symphony of Life (1948)

114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

His right hand having been wounded during the war, concert pianist Andrei Balashov is unable to perform his art. As a result, the young man feels so depressed that he considers his life wasted. One day, he decides to leave the capital and ...See moreHis right hand having been wounded during the war, concert pianist Andrei Balashov is unable to perform his art. As a result, the young man feels so depressed that he considers his life wasted. One day, he decides to leave the capital and flee from the woman he loves, Natasha, a rising singing star. Andrei takes refuge in Siberia, his native land. Once there, he gets a job in a sawmill, where he entertains his fellow-workers playing the accordion during leisure hours. Some time later, Natasha and her company are expected in America where they are to do a tour. But an airplane breakdown forces the pilot to land next to the village in which Andrei lives and works... Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Director
Ivan Pyrev (as Ivan Pyryev)
Writers
Producers
F. Filipov (as F.I. Filipov) | Naum Trakhtenberg (as N.M. Trakhtenberg)
Cinematographer
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Artur Berger (as A. Berger) | Boris Chebotaryov (as B.M. Chebotaryov)
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Updated Feb 16, 1948

Release date
Dec 25, 1948 (United States)
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12 cast members
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Vladimir Druzhnikov
Andrei Nikolayevich Balashov Andrei Nikolayevich Balashov   See fewer
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Marina Ladynina
Natasha Pavlovna Malinina Natasha Pavlovna Malinina   See fewer
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Boris Andreyev
Yakov Zakharonovich Burmak Yakov Zakharonovich Burmak   See fewer
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Vera Vasileva
Nastenka Petrovna Gusenkova Nastenka Petrovna Gusenkova   See fewer
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Sergei Kalinin
Kornei Nefedovich Zavorin Kornei Nefedovich Zavorin   See fewer
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Yelena Savitskaya
Kapitolina Kondratyevna Kapitolina Kondratyevna   See fewer
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Vladimir Zeldin
Boris Olenich Boris Olenich   See fewer
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Mikhail Sidorkin
Sergei Tomakurov Sergei Tomakurov   See fewer
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Grigoriy Shpigel
Grigori "Grisha" Galadya Grigori "Grisha" Galadya   See fewer
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Vasiliy Zaychikov
Prof. Vadim Sergeyevich Igonin (as Vasili Zajchikov) Prof. Vadim Sergeyevich Igonin (as Vasili Zajchikov)   See fewer
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Evgeniy Grigorev
Posetitel chaynoy (uncredited) Posetitel chaynoy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 75 votes