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True Friends (1954)

Vernye druz'ya (original title)
Alexander, Boris and Vasily are three old friends, who now rarely see each other as they are busy with their professional life. They embark on long-planned voyage on a raft down the Volga ... See full summary »

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Mikhail Kalatozov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vasiliy Merkurev ... Nestratov
Boris Chirkov ... Chishov
Aleksandr Borisov ... Lapin
Aleksey Gribov ... Nekhoda
Liliya Gritsenko ... Natalya Sergeyevna
Lyudmila Shagalova ... Katya
Aleksei Pokrovsky
Ludmila Genika-Chirkova Ludmila Genika-Chirkova ... Mashenka (as L. Genika)
Yuriy Sarantsev
Nikolay Smorchkov
Georgiy Georgiu
Mikhail Pugovkin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grigori Belov ... (as G. Belov)
Georgi Gumilevsky ... (as G. Gumilevsky)
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Alexander, Boris and Vasily are three old friends, who now rarely see each other as they are busy with their professional life. They embark on long-planned voyage on a raft down the Volga river, which turns into a series of comical accidents but also strengthens their friendship.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos Verdadeiros See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Heavy artillery, no, Nukes of classic soviet cinema...
26 December 2016 | by levelclearerSee all my reviews

Childhood, youth, young age, and finally middle age: main goals in life are achieved, your occupation and social position are clear and you have reached a certain level in life, nothing is going to be changed, the major efforts to prove to the world that you are something are behind, you are surrounded by work colleagues, and you wonder if that's the way your childhood dream got materialized and what is next ? Do you have enough courage to meet now your childhood friends, with whom you used to sail rafts on that little river ? And to see what became of them, and let them see what became of you ? To see how much you drifted away from your childhood self ? The three from "Vernye druzia" did this. A very highly ranking architect, a famous surgeon, and elite horses breeder gonna leave all their adult cares and troubles in the big city and sail again the raft down the river for three weeks of their vacation. You go with them to take part in there adventures and be the witness of their inner change.


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