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8 September 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »
St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Oleg Tabakov ... Ilya Ilyich Oblomov
Yuri Bogatyryov ... Andrei Ivanovich Stoltz
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)
Leonid Kharitonov (as L. Kharitonov)
Viktor Gogolev (as V. Gogolev)
Lyubov Sokolova (as L. Sokolova)
Nonna Terentyeva (as N. Terentyeva)
Igor Kashintsev (as I. Kashintsev)

Nikolay Burlyaev (as N. Burlyaev)

Pavel Kadochnikov (as N. Kadochnikov)
Aleksandr Ovchinnikov (as A. Ovchinnikov)
N. Tengayev
Vera Novikova (as V. Novikova)
Ernst Romanov (as E. Romanov)
Mikhail Dorofeev (as M. Dorofeyev)
Nikolay Gorlov
K. Mikhajlova
Fyodor Stukov (as Fedya Stukov)
Anatoliy Romashin ... Narrator (voice) (as A. Romashin)

Directed by
Nikita Mikhalkov 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandr Adabashyan  screenplay (as A. Adabashyan)
Ivan Goncharov  novel "Oblomov"
Nikita Mikhalkov  screenplay (as N. Mikhalkov)

Original Music by
Eduard Artemev  (as E. Artemev)
Cinematography by
Pavel Lebeshev 
Film Editing by
Eleonora Praksina  (as E. Praksina)
Production Design by
Aleksandr Adabashyan 
Aleksandr Samulekin 
Costume Design by
Maya Abar-Baranovskaya  (as M. Abar-Baranovskaya)
Makeup Department
N. Minayeva .... makeup artist
Production Management
V. Fridman .... production manager
Willie Geller .... production manager (as Willi Geller)
Sound Department
Valentin Bobrovsky .... sound engineer (as V. Bobrovsky)
Special Effects by
Yu. Chekmaryov .... special effects coordinator
D. Pletnikov .... special effects operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduard Gimpel .... camera operator (as E. Gimpel)
B. Yelyan .... camera operator
Music Department
Yuri Serebryakov .... conductor (as Yu. Serebryakov)
Other crew
O. Kozlova .... script supervisor
M. Mertsalova .... consultant
I. Sautov .... consultant
L. Svobodin .... literary consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova" - Soviet Union (original title)
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140 min
Color (Sovcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Should be better known..., 1 May 2005
Author: edward dardis ( from Vancouver Canada

According to the Kino DVD, this film won the Cannes Jury Prize upon its release in 1979. Oleg Tabakov brings sensitivity to the title role- we actually feel sympathy for this lovable loser who has lead a rather unproductive life. He has worked in the past, but none of his dreams or goals (if he ever had any) have come to fruition. As the character develops, we discover that this isn't from laziness, but more that he's afraid to take any risks in life. The director, Nikita Mikhalkov, won the Oscar for Best Foreign film in '94 for Burnt By The Sun, but I think Oblomov is actually the better film, with the caveat that it is a little long. The films share a common theme of two men in love with the same woman. And he also returns to E.Artemyev for the musical score of the film (also includes Bellini's "Casta Diva" and music by Rachmaninov).

Oblomov and his best friend Stolz are so different in character that the film uses flashbacks to their upbringings to discover why. Stolz's relationship with his father is much more interesting than Oblomov's with his mother, and perhaps some editing here would help. The acting is great throughout, especially Oblomov's relationship with his servant Zakhar. The film has a couple of emotional climaxes, when Oblomov confesses his shame to Stolz in the sauna, and when he confesses his love for Olga on the gazebo. Olga's weeping at the end of the film suggests she has some regrets for past decisions. Oblomov's son running across the fields to visit his mother, well, someone else will have to elucidate that for me.

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