There Is Such a Lad

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There Is Such a Lad
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Directed by Vasily Shukshin
Written by Vasily Shukshin
Starring Leonid Kuravlyov
Music by Pavel Chekalov
Cinematography Valeri Ginzburg
Release dates
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

There Is Such a Lad (Russian: Живёт такой парень, translit. Zhivyot takoy paren) is a 1964 Soviet comedy film, directed by Vasily Shukshin. The movie is based on Vasily Shukshin's collection of short stories.


The movie tells the story of an Altai truck driver Pashka Kolokolnikov (played by Leonid Kuravlyov) - a kind, funny, and outgoing person, who loves life. He is a simpleton with a variety of gross provincial expressions and remarks, who likes to make fun of people and play practical jokes. But it turns out that he can also be a hero, when he prevents the explosion of a gasoline truck by risking his life.[1]


The film won the Lion of Saint Marco prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1964 for Best Children's Film and received an award at the All-Union Film Festival (Leningrad, 1964) for Best Comedy Film ("For the cheerfulness, lyricism and originality").[2]




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