The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a Plumber who spends his free time, as well as working hours, drinking... See full summary »

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Afanasy Nikolayevich Borshchov - Afonya
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Katya
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Yegoza
Nina Maslova ...
Yelena
Borislav Brondukov ...
Fedul
Valentina Talyzina ...
Lyudmila Ivanovna Vostryakova, master ZHEKa (as V. Talyzina)
Vladimir Basov ...
Vladimir Ivanovich Belikov, sotrudnik ZHEKa (as V.Basov)
Nikolai Parfyonov ...
Boris Petrovich Fomin, predsedatel mestkoma (as N.Parfyonov)
Gotlib Roninson ...
Astronom v khalate (as G.Roninson)
Tatyana Rasputina ...
Lyudmila,devushka na tantsakh (as T.Katayeva)
Raisa Kurkina ...
tetya Frosya, tetka Afonyi (as R. Kurkina)
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Tamara, podruga Afonyi (as N.Ruslanova)
Tatyana Teterina ...
Leshchova, telefonistka (as T. Teterina)
Nikolay Grabbe ...
Vladimir Nikolayevich, nachalnik ZHEKa (as N.Grabbe)
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The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a Plumber who spends his free time, as well as working hours, drinking with his buddies whom he even doesn't recognize the next day after another heavy drink. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling a part but he doesn't realize it. There is only one person who can save him - a nurse by the name Katya whom he met at a disco and didn't pay much attention to... Daneliya manages to balance in the film satire and drama, quotes from the film gained a cult status in Russia and other former countries of USSR. Written by Pavel P.

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The film was released without any expectations for it to bring a lot of money. But the film got extremely popular with USSR citizens and became one of the highest grossing films in the USSR history of movie-making. See more »

Quotes

Fedul, Afonya's creditor: Afonya! Hey, friend call Afonya!
[talking to Afonya's guest]
Afonya's guest: He is not in.
Fedul, Afonya's creditor: Where is he?
Fedul's pal: He left.
Fedul, Afonya's creditor: How?
Afonya's guest: He left to collect potatoes.
Fedul, Afonya's creditor: Oh! I don't like such people
[talking to his friend]
Fedul's pal: Who is this?
[...]
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Perfect visualization of human relations in one big country.
10 August 2006 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite USSR movies. Offers huge psychological background for viewer. Many are keen to think "Afonya" is a comedy, but i would rather call it tragical comedy. Movie shows many details of general USSR citizen life, but i would say it goes even much deeper, and tries to analyze human relations, especially it is visible in discussions between main hero and friend, who stays at his place, after wife drives him off home. Danelia made movie very close to reality, and guess everyone who had lived in USSR could recognize there himself. Tricked hopes, lost chances in past, lack of reversible love - all is there. Till the very end you have no clue how it will end, as in life. Some moments make you cry, some to laugh, but i guess there is no moment when you get indifferent to actions on screen. Great job by Danelia!


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