It Happened in the Donbass

It Happened in the Donbass (Russian: Это было в Донбассе, romanizedEto bylo v Donbasse) is a 1945 Soviet drama film directed by Leonid Lukov based on a screenplay by Sergei Antonov and Mikhail Blajman.[1] Produced by Soyuzdetfilm.

It Happened in the Donbass
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Directed byLeonid Lukov
Written bySergei Antonov
Mikhail Blajman
Music byNikita Bogoslovsky
CinematographyAleksandr Gintsburg
Distributed bySoyuzdetfilm
Release date
  • 11 July 1945 (1945-07-11)
Running time
102 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


The film is about the Soviet youth who fearlessly fight in the years of the Great Patriotic War against the Nazi invaders in the German-occupied Donbass and continue the work of their fathers, who in their time defended the Soviet Union.



  1. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 387.

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