Les Copains De Notre Cours Classmates
Film following Russian schoolboy & his friends as they participate in Soviet road safety programme French track. Neighbourhood residential scenes: apartment buildings, kids playing, people on balconies. Man into car, woman walking dog.
07:45:40 INT young boy eating breakfast, pan around house, w/ tv, sister ironing, boy getting ready for school. Apartment of boy’s friend next door, eating breakfast; parents ready for work. Boys downstairs & outside to play w/ friends. CU faces.
07:47:59 Kids in school in uniform w/ red neckerchiefs around model of streets & traffic.
07:48:38 EXT Kids fixing cars before driving them in strange display, ballet like; CUs young boys & girls at the wheel. Kids presented w/ ‘driving licenses’ - boys wearing black caps w/ ear flaps.
07:51:15 Red Square - older boys lined up in red caps & neckerchiefs. Young kids begin driving display thru Red Square; cars move slowly in formation, each w/ red flag on hood & giant banner w/ Lenin in BG. One kid stands in centre directing cars. Overhead shots of Red Square, cars in formation. Yuri Gagarin waves from podium.
07:53:20 Boy & friend arrive home; father at desk studying after work. Camera moves over bookshelves. Group of little kids cross the road, young boy in red neckerchief directing traffic. Stops truck driver to check license, another boy watches traffic from observation tower. The End.
Russia / USSR; Cosmonauts; Oddities; Gags;