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The Girl from Petrovka (1974)

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A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe
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Kostya
Grégoire Aslan ...
Minister
Anton Dolin ...
Ignatievitch
Bruno Wintzell ...
Alexander
Zoran Andric ...
Leonid
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Judge
Maria Sukolov ...
Old Crone
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Passport Black Marketeer
Inger Jensen ...
Helga Van Dam
Raymond O'Keefe ...
Minister's Driver
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Kremlin Press Official
Michael Janisch ...
Police Chief Valinikov
Harry Towb ...
American Reporter
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Storyline

A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up.

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russian | ballerina | love | kgb | american | See All (60) »

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Behind the iron curtain, that's a dangerously funny proposition. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

28 February 1975 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen von Petrovka  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before filming started, Anthony Hopkins scoured the bookshops of London's Charing Cross Road trying to find a copy of the novel by George Feifer, upon which this film was based. He had no luck and went to catch a train home. There at the station, lying forgotten on a bench, was a copy of the book. Years later, Hopkins met Feifer, who told him that he had lent his own copy to a friend, who then lost it. Hopkins produced the one he found and asked if it was his. By an amazing coincidence, it was the author's own book Hopkins had chanced upon. See more »


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Nyet, Nyet, Nyet
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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Soviet/American Love Story in the 1970's
17 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this film for the first time. While Goldie Hawn's Russian accent left a lot to be desired, I found this an entertaining story. Hal Holbrook was great, of course. I thought the Soviet background was fairly well presented of it's 1970's time period. While this was the "Cold War" period, one should not mistake this film for some spy vs. spy story. It is a love story set against the background of the Soviet Union. Some of Goldie's character motivation seem a bit odd at times, I will say. Perhaps another film where if one read the book, some of the character development details would be filled in and better understood. While one recommendation here for a similar story was, "Reds," I would say the 1980's film, "White Nights," with Gregory Hines would be a much better comparison.


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