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Zhenitba Balzaminova (1965)

Listening to the sweet sound of the crazy old woman's song "Dobraya, dobraya!" curly dreamer can't decide to marry.

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Balzaminov
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His Mother
Lidiya Smirnova ...
Matchmaker
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Matryona
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Kapochka
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Ustinka
Tamara Nosova ...
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Neuyedenov
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Chebakov
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Listening to the sweet sound of the crazy old woman's song "Dobraya, dobraya!" curly dreamer can't decide to marry.

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The fulfilled dream of one director
23 March 2005 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

The movie is an adaptation of a very old Russian satirical novel. To adapt the novel for the screen and make a movie was a long-time dream of the director of this movie. During the most stringent Soviet rule he couldn't make it, the censorship didn't allow it for some reasons (that could be sometimes truly bizarre and incomprehensible). Finally he succeeded and the movie was made.

The main character - young clerk who was supposed to be 17 years old, was played by brilliant Georgy Vitsin, who at the time of filming was over 50 !

The film is very light and playful, but never dumb, no unnecessary banana-peel jokes. It is a real "cure against the stress" and also another example of how a funny movie can also be a work of art.


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