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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Lyudmila Prokofyevna Kalugina 'Mymra'
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Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev
Svetlana Nemolyaeva ...
Olga Petrovna Ryzhova
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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)
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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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It took Eldar Ryazanov and Alisa Freyndlikh quite a while to find costumes fitting Kalugina's character. They searched the wardrobes of Mosfilm Studios and found skirts and jackets, but still thought some detail was missing. Good luck helped them in the end, when cinematographer Vladimir Nakhabtsev brought his father's old glasses to the set, just in case. When Freyndlikh put them on, it was clear Kalugina's image was complete. See more »

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When Verochka is talking to Lyudmila in the office the former has red nail polish on her finger nails in one shot and no nail polish at all in the next. See more »

Quotes

Novoseltsev: Don't hit me on the head! It's my sensitive spot!
Kalugina: It's your empty spot!
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Remade as Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (2011) See more »

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Moyey dushe pokoya net
Written by Andrei Petrov, Robert Burns and Samuil Marshak
Performed by Alisa Freundlich
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A simple great movie
16 November 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's really a great movie especially if you love old romantic movies!! Romantic and funny and illustrates perfectly the work environment and organization from '77. Excellent actor performances and great story line. It made me think at first at the "The taming of the shrew" story. A romance that brings a smile on your face and you can watch on a rainy day. Although I'm not a fan of Russian movies it made me search for other Russian movies and this one remains a "must see". I really liked the male character and his clumsiness and also the shyness of the female main character and to observe people way of thinking and ethics of that period . I'd watched it again in a few years!


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