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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
"Moskva slezam ne verit" (original title)

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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Alentova ...
Katerina 'Katia' Tikhomirova
Irina Muravyova ...
Lyudmila Gurina
Aleksey Batalov ...
Georgi 'Gosha'
Raisa Ryazanova ...
Antonina
Aleksandr Fatyushin ...
Sergei 'Serioja' Gurin
Boris Smorchkov ...
Nikolai
Viktor Uralskiy ...
Nikolai's Father
Valentina Ushakova ...
Nikolai's Mother
Yuri Vasilyev ...
Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ...
Rachkov's Mother
Zoya Fyodorova ...
Hostel's Security
Natalya Vavilova ...
Alexandra Alexandrovna - Katia's daughter
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
Olga Pavlovna - the Club's Director
Oleg Tabakov ...
Vladimir 'Volodia' - Katerina's Lover
Vladimir Basov ...
Anton Kruglov
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love. Written by <alik@ipsun.ras.ru>

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Finnish certificate # 88864 delivered on 29-1-1981. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Gurina: Don't cry.
Lyudmila Gurina: You know what Moscow thinks of tears.
Lyudmila Gurina: We shouldn't be sitting around, we should do something.
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Referenced in Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers (1986) See more »

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Besame Mucho
Written by Consuelo Velázquez
From the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseñor"
Taken from "Goyescas" by Enric Granados (1911)
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11 May 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Vladimir Menshov's well-balanced 'Moscow does not believe in tears' provides a moving story about human warmth. About fortunes and misfortunes that can befell anyone of us -- enabling us to identify easily.

This film also is about a very East European female eagerness to hunt after Mr. Right. Pressure is on, for in Communist society failure usually meant a lifelong condemnation to a poor, worried, boring and tiring life in some drab Russian provincial town. With a big possibility that your husband would booze himself up too much.

No doubt this film's acting makes its strongest feature. Its uninterrupted, breathtaking quality convincingly carries you back some fifty years in time. To Moscow, the capital of the USSR. Although this Communist society has been gone for a long time, 'Moscow does not believe in tears' will easily get you back there.


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