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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
"Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino" (original title)

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Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... See full summary »

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Aleksandr Kalyagin ...
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Evgeniya Glushenko ...
Antonina Shuranova ...
Yuri Bogatyryov ...
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Kseniya Minina ...
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Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law of one of the widow's admirers: a few years before, they had been idealistic lovers and now she can't believe he has settled for a dim wife and a job as a teacher. Amidst parlor games and idle talk of women's rights and peasants' capabilities, Sofia and Misha rekindle their love. Will they flaunt convention, abandon families, and run away to pursue lost dreams? Rescue comes from an unexpected place. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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5 September 1977 (Soviet Union)  »

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In a scene towards the end of the film where Platonov storms down a hallway, he walks past a person just to his right who is clearly a crew member wearing modern clothing and holding a piece of equipment. See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Platonov (1971) See more »

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unfortunately, a little known masterpiece
21 February 2002 | by (Bucharest) – See all my reviews

I'm afraid that my poor english will not let me to tell how wonderful and profound movie is this. The actors are brilliant, the script is perfect, the recreation of the atmosphere is a totally success, the dramatic turn is magnific directed, this movie is an all time masterpiece. Believe me! Oh, those Russians!


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