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Office Romance (1977)
"Sluzhebnyy roman" (original title)

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Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Alisa Freyndlikh ...
Lyudmila Prokofyevna Kalugina 'Mymra'
Andrey Myagkov ...
Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev
Svetlana Nemolyaeva ...
Olga Petrovna Ryzhova
Oleg Basilashvili ...
Yuri Grigoryevich Samokhvalov
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
Secretary Verochka
Lyudmila Ivanova ...
Shura
Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
Pyotr Ivanovich Bublikov
Nelli Pshyonnaya ...
Samokhvalov's Wife
Nadezhda Repina ...
Alena
Viktor Filippov ...
Borovskikh
Alik Denisov ...
Vova Novoseltsev, Older Son
Gosha Zaranko ...
Novoseltsev's Younger Son
Kseniya Borozdina ...
Statistics Office Worker
Georgiy Burkov ...
Zhora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vera Burlakova ...
Member of Inventary Committee
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Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make Novoseltsev the head of the department but encounters objections from Ludmila Prokopievna Kalugina, the director. Samokhvalov then advises Novoseltsev to lightly hit on the boss. Ironically, Novoseltsev and Kalugina fall in love with each other... Written by Denis Chebikin <chebikin@mit.edu>

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In the original play, Vera was a young long-legged beauty but when Emil Braginskiy and Eldar Ryazanov were rewriting the play for the film, they wrote this role for Liya Akhedzhakova. See more »

Quotes

Verochka's husband: I've realized why we keep fighting. We need a baby.
Verochka: [on the phone at work] You want a baby?
Verochka's husband: Yes, and as soon as possible.
Verochka: I... I can't right now.
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Remake of Clarissa (1941) See more »

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Obryvayutsya rechi vlyublyonnykh
Written by Andrei Petrov and Nikolai Zabolotsky
Performed by Andrei Myagkov
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3 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the movies made by the best Soviet Director Eldar Ryazanov. The story is about the relationship between a boss (female) and a male worker in the Statistics Organization in Moscow. Unfortunately, this movie could be enjoyed by those who speak some Russian. There are a lot of jokes, which in my opinion are not easy to translate. Only those who know about life in Soviet Union and perhaps visited it (or have some friends over there) could thoroughly enjoy it. Many years later this movie remains one of the favourite movies in Former Soviet Union.


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