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The Cow (1989)

Korova (original title)
In the outback, on the railway station there lives a family. 4th grade schoolboy Vasya Rubtsov is experiencing the death of his beloved best friend the cow. The boy remembers how they used ... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Petrov (as A. Petrov)

Writers:

Aleksandr Petrov (as A. Petrov), Andrey Platonov (novel) (as A. Platonov)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nikolai Gusarov Nikolai Gusarov ... (voice) (as N. Gusarov)
Lyubov Teplova Lyubov Teplova ... (voice) (as L. Teplova)
Kostya Panov Kostya Panov ... (voice)
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Storyline

In the outback, on the railway station there lives a family. 4th grade schoolboy Vasya Rubtsov is experiencing the death of his beloved best friend the cow. The boy remembers how they used to have a cow, how this cow fed everyone with milk and how she suffered when the calf was sold for meat. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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boy | cow | calf | father | train | See All (20) »

Genres:

Animation | Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vaca See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$42,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,684
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

1990 - Oscar nomination in Los Angeles, USA. See more »

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Featured in The International Tournee of Animation: Volume 4 (1991) See more »

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magic
5 February 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

not only for Petrov technique. but for the taste of hot bread and fresh milk. for the surrealism. and for the quality of brick of a Russia image. a boy. and his cow. a story about a gesture. and a reaction. as memories. as confession. nothing complicated. only a travel in the heart of an universe. after its end, not the story remains important for viewer but the delicacy of last boy words air.something magic because it represents a beginning. like the film itself. a film for adults for remember small details who defines life. nothing more. only an exercise of remember. like a trip of a boy in search of his cow. the force of image. the genius and hard work of an artist. and the silence after its end. a form of magic who impress and seduce. and becomes part of yourself


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