S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 15 Number 1/2 (2005)
전쟁의 기억과 기억의 전쟁: 영화 『한 병사의 발라드』를 통해 본 대조국전쟁과 소련 영화의 "해빙"
Memories of the War and War of the Memories: The Great Patriotic War in Ballad of a Soldier and the "Thaw" of the Soviet Cinema
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.15 No.2, pp. 97-128
- In the post-war era were produced a great number of war films on the Great Patriotic War. Due to the ideological restraints, however, virtually all of them represented the war exclusively as the heroic experiences. Therefore, the Soviet masses were inculcated with the false images of the war. Under such circumstances Grigorii Chukhrai, who was a veteran of the war, proceeded to shoot a film titled Ballad of a Soldier in which the focus was to be put on a nineteen-year-old soldier. The film was not heroic in the traditional sense, since it was interlaced with several unheroic episodes such as the young hero who was not heroic, the intimation of the Lend Lease, the appearance of a disabled officer, the episode of an unfaithful wife betraying her husband in front, the civilians in various hardships, and the improper conducts of the soldiers. In such episodes were represented the war-time memories which was far closer to the realities of the Great Patriotic War. Those who were antipathetic to the iconoclastic episodes in the film put impediments to Chukhrai's effort to evoke the real war-time memories. Notwithstanding the obstacles put by the bureaucrats Chukhrai, who was determined to evoke the memories of those common soldiers who had perished in the battlefield, succeeded in completing Ballad of a Soldier, and the released film won the great popularity amongst the masses. In the end Ballad of a Soldier advanced to the rank of one of the masterpieces in the Soviet cinema. The "Thaw" era saw a war of the memories of the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet cinema. With Ballad of a Soldier Chukhrai contributed to the victory of the real memories over the false ones.
- Files in This Item: