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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)
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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Служебный роман  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Kalugina: What are you doing?
Verochka: Uhm, I'm considering these boots, Ljudmila Prokofjevna. Do you like them?
Kalugina: They are very slutty, I would not buy them. And in your place, I would concentrate on my job, and shop for boots after work.
[Exits. ]
Verochka: Meaning, good boots, I should take them.
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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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The most favourite Soviet comedy
25 January 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Oh, good old 70s... Oh, incredible Alysa Freindlich :))). An incredibly kind, cute and lyrical comedy, one of the most popular Soviet movies of all times.


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