Naked Boys in Soviet Movies

Although erotic scenes were highly discouraged by the Soviet censorship, sometimes innocent nudity found its way to a silver screen. Beautiful bodies of baby and teenage boys played a prominent part in certain flicks made in the USSR. Let’s review several examples of such moments.

War drama Ivan’s Childhood (“Иваново детство”, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, produced by Mosfilm Studios, 1962) has had a scene, where Ivan – a 12-year-old Soviet spy – takes a bath at last after the long espionage mission against the Nazis was accomplished. Satirical comedy Welcome, or No Trespassing (“Добро пожаловать, или Посторонним вход воспрещён”, directed by Elem Klimov, produced by Mosfilm Studios, 1964) has had a scene, where an authoritarian administrator of a Young Pioneer camp watches naked schoolchildren through binoculars. Later on, the schoolchildren get deliberately stung by nettle in order to malinger. Melodramatic comedy A Necklace for My Beloved (სამკაული ჩემი სატრფოსათვის, directed by Tengiz Abuladze, produced by Kartuli Pilmi Studios, 1971) has had a highly philosophical scene, where a naked male infant toddles toward a picturesque mountainous town in the Caucasus.

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