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 ...
Aleksandr Fatyushin ...
Sergei 'Serioja' Gurin
Boris Smorchkov ...
Viktor Uralskiy ...
Nikolai's Father
Valentina Ushakova ...
Nikolai's Mother
Yuriy Vasilev ...
Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ...
Rachkov's Mother
Zoya Fyodorova ...
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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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11 February 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears  »

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$900,000 (estimated)

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Ronald Reagan watched the movie at least 8 times before meeting Gorbachev for the first time in order to "get to know the Russian soul better". See more »


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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Lyrics by Frank Farian and George Reyam
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a nice movie. Splendid, in one word
7 May 2005 | by (Donetsk-Lviv, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

This is a tribute to the Soviet era some people in Ukraine still consider to be the best years of their lives.I saw the movie in my child years, but didn't pay much attention to it. Now, when I study film history and techniques, the movie revealed to me some dark sides. "Moskva sliezam nie verit", I guess, tells a story of a humble Soviet woman in pursuit for happiness with a beloved man. This woman does not care about feminism. True love of a man-"stronghold", a man who is ready to comfort her any time she needs--that is what she is searching for in life. The movie shows some cloudy moments in the way to happiness three female friends go along. And the movie ends up where it should--an "island of placid" I watch it in original. Have to say, many phrases from the movie are cited in Ukrainian and Russian-speaking communities these days.

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