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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

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
Yuriy Vasilev ...
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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11 February 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

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

Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 2 (1997) See more »

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Aleksandra, Aleksandra
Written by Sergey Nikitin and Dmitry Suharev and Yuri Vizbor
Performed by Tatyana Nikitina and Sergey Nikitin
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Let's remember this is a Russian Comedy
24 June 2001 | by (Brisbane Australia) – See all my reviews

Being of Russian descent and a first generation Australian, I first saw this film in the original Russian a year or two after it came out. At the time I thought it was one of the funniest things I had seen in a long long time. I saw it again when our World Movie channel broadcast it and I laughed just as hard and just as long. To understand the comedy in what appears to be a story of feminist angst you need to be Russian. There is no other way to see it. We don't see that the supposed conflict between between the heroine and her lover is that she is a manager and he is not. It's much more primal than that. It is because she EARNS more than he does. Women held managerial positions in the USSR since they first began driving tanks and tractors during the second world war. Most of us are brought up to believe that we can do just about anything, and a lot of the time we have to. So please, if you see this film, remember to laugh. Remember that Yes, Russians aren't happy unless they're miserable but the story of this film is also about the joy of rebuilding lives and relationships for both men and women and about the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly impossible odds.


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