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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
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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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Служебный роман  »

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Trivia

Eldar Ryazanov was very quick to choose Alisa Freyndlikh for the part of Kalugina. It was probably the first case in Soviet cinema when the arts council allowed Ryazanov to choose the actors he wanted. 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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Obryvayutsya rechi vlyublyonnykh
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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