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Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh (1966)

About gentle, tender and proud love of Asya, a lame woman, and the driver Stepan who is a good-for-nothing person.

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Credited cast:
Iya Savvina ...
Asya Klyachina
Lyubov Sokolova ...
Mariya
Aleksandr Surin ...
Stepan
Gennady Yegorychev ...
Sasha Chirkunov
Ivan Petrov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ye. Assesorova
Mikhail Kislov ...
(as M. Kislov)
Vladimir Krylov ...
(as V. Krylov)
N. Nazarov
Boris Parfyonov ...
(as B. Parfyonov)
Sergei Parfyonov ...
(as S. Parfyonov)
Nikolay Pogodin ...
Misha (as Kolya Pogodin)
F. Rodionychyov
Natalya Serova
Lyudmila Zaytseva
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About gentle, tender and proud love of Asya, a lame woman, and the driver Stepan who is a good-for-nothing person.

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23 September 1988 (Soviet Union)  »

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Asya's Happiness  »

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One of the characters (Styopa) mentions that he would name his son either Andrey or Nikita. Andrey Konchalovsky is the director of the films and his brother, also a famous director, is called Nikita Mikhalkov. See more »

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newly liberated late Soviet classic
5 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It may be worth asking if there's a corollary between the quality of a film and the number of years it's been banned. Until 1987 only two people outside the Iron Curtain (Tom Luddy and Bernardo Bertolucci) had seen Andrei Konchalovsky's second feature, belatedly hailed (by Michail Gorbachev, no less) as a long lost classic of Soviet cinema. And not without good reason: the film is as fresh today as it must have been when first released in 1966, prompting immediate censorship by daring to depict Soviet citizenry in such an unflattering natural light. It wouldn't be difficult to imagine the Politburo's response to seeing, among other embarrassments, a drunken farmhand urinating on his overheated tractor engine, or a Farm Collective Chairman portrayed by a hunchback (who off screen was, in fact, an actual Farm Collective Chairman). Except for his three primary characters Konchalovsky employs a non-professional cast to illustrate the strong and particular attachment Russians feel toward their land, but the director's sentiments obviously run deeper than the Party Line. He stakes his faith in common humanity, warts and all, and after twenty years in bureaucratic limbo the refreshing honesty of his efforts is a revelation.


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