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Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (1957)

A film about war from the point of view of those left behind.


Iosif Olshansky (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Valentina Telegina ... Mother
Nikolai Yelizarov Nikolai Yelizarov ... Father (as N. Yelizarov)
Vladimir Zemlyanikin ... Seryozha Davydov
Yuri Myasnikov Yuri Myasnikov ... Seryozha - as Child (as Yura Myasnikov)
Evgeniy Matveev ... Konstantin Davydov
Rimma Shorokhova ... Katya (as R. Shorokhova)
Pavel Shalnov ... Nikolai - Katya's Husband (as P. Shalnov)
Mikhail Ulyanov ... Dmitri Kashirin
Ninel Myshkova ... Lida - Kashirin's Wife (as Yelena Myshkova)
Klavdiya Yelanskaya Klavdiya Yelanskaya ... Actress
Zhanna Bolotova ... Galya Volynskaya
Zoya Danilina Zoya Danilina ... Galya as a Child
Kleopatra Alperova Kleopatra Alperova ... Galya's Mother (as K. Alperova)
Lev Kulidzhanov ... Galya's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Malisheva Tania Malisheva


The action is situated in one of those Soviet apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom. The story starts when the building is inaugurated in 1935 and the new neighbors (the Davydov and Volynsky families, plus a geologist and his wife) arrive, ending in 1950, after World War II. The daily life of all of them is shown with their joys and their sorrows. We will see their children grow up and how the war affects their daily chores. Written by jsanchez

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The camera captures a sensitivity seldom seen in this stirring drama from Soviet Russia.


Drama | Romance | War


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Release Date:

23 December 1957 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus, in dem ich lebe See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The best war drama I've ever seen
1 May 2005 | by Julia_NelisSee all my reviews

They do not show war in this film, they show people and their dreams and hopes ruined by the war. It is not just another "war film", but it rises to the level of a true Tragedy. Not a propagandist or a sob story. Many critics compare this film to another famous Russian war drama, The Cranes Are Flying. I still think that The House I Live in is better, though, if you've seen The Cranes and liked it, most probably you'll love this one either. Both films were shot in 1957 and treat the war theme from the similar humane perspective. I wouldn't cut a single shot from the film, all of them are just in place. I do not know if it can be found outside Russia, if yes, don't miss it.

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