A coming-of-age story about a small town girl's struggle to become an actress in Soviet Moscow.

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Irina Muravyova ...
Nina Solomatina
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Solomatin, Nina's father (as Yu. Yakovlev)
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Solomatin's second wife
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Nikita, Nina's boy-friend (as A. Abdulov)
Vera Vasileva
Alevtina Rumyantseva ...
(as A. Rumyantseva)
Ekaterina Zhemchuzhnaya
Boris Morozov ...
(as B. Morozov)
Aleksandr Mikhaylov
Lidiya Smirnova
Valentina Titova
Zinaida Vorkul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
G. Aleksandrovich
Valentina Ananina
Vadim Andreev
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A coming-of-age story about a small town girl's struggle to become an actress in Soviet Moscow.

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October 1982 (USA)  »

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Referenced in Samaya obayatelnaya i privlekatelnaya (1985) See more »

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warm and wonderful with a universal theme
26 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful find!

The story of this very Russian film is universal and easily could have been made with Judy Garland in the lead. A young Russian girl is in love with show business and wants to leave her small town for Moscow and make it big in the big city. She encounters her long missing, remarried with child, father and gets a boy friend (Alexander Abdulov) who uses her and them leaves her.

After bouncing about Moscow trying many different jobs - some in show business - she gets her big break when a roller skating bear gets diarrhea (!!!!!) and takes it's place.

The film is fuzzy, warm and wonderful with great dancing, a glorious musical score and an uplifting theme for the female lead. And the lead is outstanding! A great film to try if you want to see a charming Russian film about Russian people and Russian life. And little, if any, propaganda.


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