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Chuchelo (1984)

 -  Drama  -  June 1987 (USA)
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Lena Bessoltseva (as Kristina Orbakayte)
Yuriy Nikulin ...
Grandfather
Elena Sanaeva ...
Margarita Ivanovna
Dmitri Yegorov ...
Dima Somov (as Mitya Yegorov)
Kseniya Filippova ...
Mironova (Iron Pin)
Anna Tolmachyova ...
Shmakova (as Anya Tolmachyova)
Marina Martanova ...
Marina (Motya)
Svetlana Kryuchkova ...
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Rolan Bykov ...
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Oleg Bykov ...
Petya (as O. Bykov)
Konstantin Chekhovsky ...
Val'ka (as Kostya Chekhovsky)
Pavel Sanaev ...
Vasilev (as Pasha Sanaev)
Mariya Artyomova ...
Svetka (as Masha Artyomova)
Andrei Lomov
Nikolai Manvelov ...
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Lena Bessoltseva: Do you know why you're so smart? Because you are very modest. Therefore, you are so beautiful.
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superb teenage drama from 'thaw' Russia
30 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

Fantastic Russian 'coming of age' film. A young girl is teased by her classmates (giving her the nickname 'Chuchelo', or 'Scarecrow') and she deals with it on her intelligence and wit. While this may sound grim (it is set in '80's Russia, after all), it is at times funny, weird and massively enjoyable. Very superior to many more popular American teenage films, is much more realistic and the script and acting sharper. A highly underrated gem - just try and find it!


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