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Pokrov Gates (1983)

Pokrovskie vorota (original title)
Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; ... See full summary »

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Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is Margarita Khobotov's new fiance. All these people live in one apartment and their lives constantly touch each other's. Written by Eugene <lorus@worldnet.att.net>

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Soviet censorship had a problem with the film's final sequence, where a motorcycle seems to be flying away. The asked the director, Mikhail Kozakov, "Where is it flying away to? Israel?" (referring to the massive immigration of Russian Jews to Israel at that time). Stunned, Kozakov replied, "No, to the future." See more »

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The end credits feature old black and white photographs of the actors in their childhood or youth. See more »

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References Carnival in Moscow (1956) See more »

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The film is an absolute classic!
5 August 2010 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

One of the best Soviet comedies. Zorin wrote a wonderful play, based on his life as a student in Moscow in the 50's. Kazakov made a superb film out of it. In a way it's their Declaration of love: to Moscow, post-war Moscow and Muscovites, and to the days when they were young and in love. Besides the plot, the cast forms a beautiful ensemble, where even the smallest roles get stuck in one's head immediately (e.g. Rimma Markova or Elisaveta Nikishchikhina). Have no clue, how would it be to watch this film in translation, but for anyone who knows Russian almost every line the characters say is an absolute masterpiece: laconic, acute, hilarious. The film is an absolute classic!


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