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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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Cast

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 ...
Secretarsha Verochka
Lyudmila Ivanova ...
Shura
Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
Pyotr Ivanovich Bublikov (as P. Shcherbakov)
Nelli Pshyonnaya ...
zhena Samokhvalova (as N. Pshennaya)
Nadezhda Repina ...
Alena (as N. Repina)
Viktor Filippov ...
Borovskikh (as V. Filippov)
Alik Denisov ...
Vova Novoseltsev
Gosha Zaranko ...
mladsiy sin Novoseltseva
Kseniya Borozdina ...
Sotrudnitsa statisticheskogo uchrezhdrniya (as K. Borozdina)
Georgiy Burkov ...
Zhora (as G. Burkov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vera Burlakova ...
Chlen inventarizatsionnoy komissii (as V. Burlakova)
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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 one scene, Olga Ryzhova reads a poem "O, moy zastenchivyy geroy..." by Bella Akhmadulina. The poem, written in 1960 or 1961, was still unpublished when the film was released, and Svetlana Nemolyaeva, who played Ryzhova, had to write copies of the poem by hand and send them to her fans for several years after the film's release. 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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Remade as Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (2011) See more »

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Obletayut posledniye maki
Written by Andrei Petrov and Nikolai Zabolotsky
Performed by Andrei Myagkov
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Ingenious cinema
3 March 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

The Soviet school of a cinema is unique. Without peripeties both an intricate plot, and any original form of a narration and abrupt special effects to shoot magnificent film. The strong hand of the talented director which could put this masterpiece for all times is felt. Andrey Myagkov's inexpressible game and Alisy Frendlih inhales especial charm in which the pure love, kindness, hope, belief, tears and pleasure is mixed in a film. Certainly, without other actors, it has not turned out so pathetic atmosphere. Especially, without Ahidzhakovoj

This film is to be reconsidered on many times and each time again to endure about heroes, to rejoice together with them, to laugh at the phrases learn by heart. This film lives in a shower, it combines magnificent game of actors, amazing music, and certainly love!!!


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