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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 ...
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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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 »

Quotes

Kalugina: You didn't do too well in grade school, did you?
Novoseltsev: Let's leave my shady past alone.
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Remake of Clarissa (1941) 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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Thank you, Ryazanov
13 April 2012 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

Simple. Thank you, Ryazanov!

I could even cry when it ended. Even the songs are enough to get you hooked. It's one of those rare movies when you forget that you are actually watching a movie. It was the first time I see those actors and they were adorable, even that nosy secretary was wonderful. What can I say? Thank you, Ryazanov! What I don't understand is why IMDb is giving me such a hard time at my very first comment. I am not a movie critic. I just wanted to say that this film is simply beautiful and that's it. I am only sorry I don't know Russian to appreciate it fully, but anyway I know the sound of it and this is enough. It's good that these movies are rare because people should understand that it's not easy to make good movies.


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