Originally Posted by transformed
holy crap - that is so awesome!!! I was just complaining that I dont have the money to do art and it is great to have inspiration like this.
I am not sure why people were crying though?
As Dar said, an obviously sad story of a loved one lost in WWII, but also the soundtrack is extremely emotional, as most songs are very famous in Russia and are dedicated to the fallen soldiers. I think most Russians are conditioned to cry the moment "Cranes" plays, for example. "It sometimes seems to me, that those soldiers that didn't return from the bloody battlefields, didn't disappear in the earth, but turned into white cranes" is the first line.
This one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yYcEX5O5a4&feature=related
. the one that won at the final, is more universal. Also, absolutely amazing.