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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

Moskva slezam ne verit (original title)
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

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Katerina 'Katia' Tikhomirova
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Georgi 'Gosha'
Irina Muravyova ...
Lyudmila Gurina
Raisa Ryazanova ...
Antonina
Aleksandr Fatyushin ...
Sergey 'Seryozha' Gurin
Boris Smorchkov ...
Nikolay
Yuriy Vasilev ...
Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Natalya Vavilova ...
Aleksandra, doch Kateriny
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Volodya
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ...
maty Rachkova
Valentina Ushakova ...
Anna Nikitichna, maty Nikolaya
Viktor Uralskiy ...
Mikhail Ivanovich, otets Nikolaya
Zoya Fyodorova ...
tetya Pasha, vakhtersha
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
Olga Pavlovna, director kluba
Tatyana Konyukhova ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

The film director Vladimir Menshov played a small cameo role. His character is one of the Gosha's friends on the picnic. See more »

Goofs

When Katerina is talking to Gosha in the elektrichka train the position of the hand bag besides her changes between the shots. 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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Connections

Referenced in Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy Cool
Music by Frank Farian and Peter Bischof
Lyrics by Frank Farian and George Reyam
Performed by Boney M.
(album released on 31-5-1976)
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Oscar-winning story about young dreamers
30 July 2004 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Moving story of three young girls who come to the capital of Soviet Russia in search of their fate. They play rich girls to impress the guys, and succeed in doing so. Katya (the protagonist) does not like the game, but still goes with the girls. But the truth is soon revealed, and Katya's boyfriend breaks up with her. She is pregnant and has to raise a kid alone in a tiny dorm room, and still try to get an education.

The second part shows the three girlfriends 20 years later. Katya is a very successful business lady and has a wonderful daughter. But she hasn't found real love, and the story takes a new turn when she meets Gosha in a train. They both now have to find ways into each other's established lives. A very nice and sincere story that people watch over and over again!


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