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Oblomov (1980)

Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova (original title)
St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Tabakov ...
Ilya Ilyich Oblomov
Yuri Bogatyryov ...
Andrei Popov ...
Zakhar
Elena Solovey ...
Olga
Avangard Leontev ...
Alexeyev
Andrei Razumovsky ...
Ilya as a child
Oleg Kozlov ...
Stoltz as a child
Yelena Kleshchevskaya ...
Katya (as Ye. Kleshchevskaya)
Galina Shostko ...
Olga's aunt (as G. Shostko)
Gleb Strizhenov ...
The Baron (as G. Strizhenov)
Evgeniy Steblov ...
Oblomov's father (as Ye. Steblov)
Evgeniya Glushenko ...
Oblomov's mother (as Ye. Glushenko)
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
Stoltz's father (as N. Pastukhov)
Oleg Basilashvili ...
(as O. Basilashvili)
Ruslan Akhmetov ...
(as R. Akhmetov)
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St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' estate. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and successful businessman, adds Oblomov to his circle whenever he's in the city, and Oblomov's life changes when Stoltz introduces him to Olga, lovely and cultured. When Stoltz leaves for several months, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga's, and she determines to change him: to turn him into a man of society, action, and culture. Soon, Olga and Oblomov are in love; but where, in the triangle, does that leave Stoltz? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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8 September 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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When Oblomov is writing his farewell letter to Olga, the candles are nearly blown out by the wind, but the light shed remains the same. See more »

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Casta diva
from "Norma"
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
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Excellent! "Oblomov" has a charm.
29 July 2006 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

Now, this is not a story about Russian apathy, or the rot of aristocracy that, as some "historians" claim, led to the October Revolution.

This is a story about the immortality, and fragility of love. Love dies only to be reborn anew, it will not perish until the end of humankind. "Some days from the life of Oblovomov" is a deeply touching movie, with kind humor and some really sad scenes.

The actors are exceptionally talented and fit their roles perfectly - Oleg Tabakov, as a through-and-through melancholic and Yuri Bogatiryov deliver a really memorable performance. Even though it takes quite a while to get used to the movie's pace (it was filmed in USSR 30 years ago!), it's worth as it you see the story unfold.

Highly recommended for everyone with a taste for thoughtful movies.


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