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Tretya meshchanskaya (1927)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1927 (Germany)
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Credited cast:
Nikolai Batalov ...
Kolia, the husband
Lyudmila Semyonova ...
Liuda, the wife
Leonid Yurenev ...
The Porter
Vladimir Fogel ...
Volodia, the friend
Yelena Sokolova ...
The Nurse
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Mariya Yarotskaya
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A married couple have a small apartment in Moscow. When an old friend of the husband's arrives in the city, he is unable to find lodgings. Kolia, the husband, invites his friend to move in with them. While Kolia is away on business, sensual Liuda and attractive Volodia fall in love and have an affair. After his initial outrage, the husband calms down. Kolia winds up on the sofa, and the three settle into a menage-a-trois until the wife finds herself pregnant. The two men are trying to decide what to do, but Liuda is strong enough to make her own decisions. Considered a landmark film because of humor, naturalism, and its sympathetic portrayal of the woman. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Perhaps that was not a good idea...
3 April 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a silent film made relatively early in the history of the Soviet Union. A construction worker allows his unemployed friend to stay at home with his young beautiful wife and whoops! This is actually a pretty good movie, although like many silent Soviet films, the score, while nice, is way too dramatic.


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