A young teacher goes to a school for adults. He is younger than many of his students and some of them are starting to miss school.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
 Nestor Severov (The History Teacher)
Aleksandr Zbruev ...
Svetlana Kryuchkova ...
Yuriy Kuzmenkov ...
Natalya Bogunova ...
 Svetlana Afanasyevna
Natalya Gvozdikova ...
Viktor Proskurin ...
 Gena Lyakishev
Valeriy Nosik ...
 Otto Fukin
Nina Maslova ...
Iren Azer ...
 Lyuska (as Irina Azer)
Valeri Khlevinsky ...
Lyudmila Kasatkina ...
 The School Director


A young teacher goes to a school for adults. He is younger than many of his students and some of them are starting to miss school.

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Chyornoye i beloye
("Black and white")
Written by Eduard Kolmanovsky and Mikhail Tanich
Performed by Svetlana Kryuchkova
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Lovely and oh so nice. Not a single villain in over 4.5 hours
1 November 2006 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

It is such a heart warming filmed to be nice four-segment TV-series that for a lot of people it can be border-line tear-jerking. Unbelievable all-star-cast for early 70s USSR - makes this worth watching. Actually - the cool part of this TV mini-series - is that it shows - how being mendacious in order to be polite and well-behaved - can severely complicate lives of many really cool and good-hearted people. The guy who is planning to become a great historian finds himself (through being mutually overly secretive with his roller-coaster-ride swiftly head-over-hills fiancée) teaching Adult Ed

  • in a school for adults run by huge oil refinery. Tricky part is -

that every student is an adult - with strong opinions, personal life etc. As the series unfold - it gets more and more complicated. But every scene is full of very kind humor. That's a good material to keep in personal video collection for when one feels down (provided it has English subtitles or one is fluent in Russian. LOL!). It is a reliable cheer-up material.

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