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Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

A "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired Cold War satire starring, written and directed by Peter Ustinov. A tiny but otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the... See full summary »

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Vadim Romanoff
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Rik Van Nutter ...
Freddie (as Rik Von Nutter)
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Evdokia Romanoff
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Tonio Selwart ...
U.N. President (as Tony Selwart)
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A "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired Cold War satire starring, written and directed by Peter Ustinov. A tiny but otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the deciding vote in a crucial United Nations resolution. As the U.S. and Soviet Union try to manipulate Condordia so that its vote aligns with their interests, Concordia's wily leader (Ustinov) turns the tables on the superpowers, pitting one against the other by playing matchmaker between the son of the Soviet ambassador and the daughter of his US counterpart. Written by GusF

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The Romantic Dither of the Decade!

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8 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Dig That Juliet  »

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1.37 : 1
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Akim Tamiroff (Vadim Romanoff) and Tamara Shayne (Evdokia Romanoff) were married in real life. See more »

Quotes

The General: Incidentally, you know, they know you know they know you know - code.
Hooper Moulsworth: What? Are you sure?
The General: I'm positive, because I've been talking, you know...
Hooper Moulsworth: Thank you! Thank you! I shan't forget this!
The General: YOU MEAN YOU DIDN'T KNOW?
Hooper Moulsworth: NO!
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Referenced in Fifteen: Temperature's Rising (1991) See more »

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brilliant
28 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Romanoff and Juliet is one of the best movies I've seen, and had me laughing out loud most of the time. It is both a lighthearted comedy and an excellent satire of both the US and the Soviet Union. A very intelligent and deep satire, at that, which gets just about everything right. Peter Ustinov is very likeable and extremely funny in his role, but so are all the other actors. A true gem. 10/10


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