The First Echelon (Russian: Первый эшелон, translit. Pervyy eshelon) is a 1955 Soviet war romance film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, for which Dimitri Shostakovich[1] wrote the music. A touching romance between the Secretary of the Komsomol organization Alexey Uzorov and tractor driver Anna Zalogina on the background of Virgin Lands Campaign in Kazakhstan.[2]. Part of Shostakovich's score was used as the basis for the Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1. "Waltz II" from the suite was used in the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut.

The First Echelon
Directed byMikhail Kalatozov
Written byNikolai Pogodin
Edited byZoya Verevkina
Music byDmitri Shostakovich
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114 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

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  1. ^ Rollberg, Peter (20 July 2016). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Rowman / Littlefield. ISBN 9781442268425. Retrieved 10 February 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ КиноПоиск. Все фильмы планеты

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