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Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1982)

Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete aimlessly living and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, an ugly duck librarian, try to find their luck by planning to fall in love with each other based on 'psychological conditioning'.

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Igor Bragin
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Vera Silkova
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Kolya (as V. Shilovskiy)
Irina Reznikova ...
Natasha (as I. Reznikova)
Yuriy Dubrovin ...
Petrushin (as Yu. Dubrovin)
Vladimir Belousov ...
Gena (as V. Belousov)
Yuriy Kopich ...
Michail Petrovich (as Yu. Kopich)
Kira Kreylis-Petrova ...
maty Very (as K. Kreylis-Petrova)
Ivan Ufimtsev ...
Nezadachviliy ykhazher-khudozhnik (as I. Ufimtsev)
Svetlana Shershneva ...
Sotrudnitsa biblioteki (as S. Shershneva)
Natalya Egorova ...
Koshuntsvennaya otdykhayushchaya (as N. Yegorova)
Sergey Losev ...
Zavodskoy planovik (as S. Losev)
Zinaida Afanasenko ...
Spekyulantka (as Z. Afanasenko)
Natalya Kononova ...
Zhurnalistka (as N. Kononova)
Nina Skomorokhova ...
Bibliotekar (as N. Skomorokhova)
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Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete aimlessly living and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, an ugly duck librarian, try to find their luck by planning to fall in love with each other based on 'psychological conditioning'.

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A film of unexpected philosophical depth
20 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles,United States(formerly from Odessa, USSR)) – See all my reviews

A great metaphor is stated in this film: "We are porcupines traveling at night across a cold desert. We want to get warm by hugging or cuddling together. However, something that protects us from the outside world, our needles are preventing us from doing so. So instead of allowing us to get close to each other, we jab anyone who tries to do so." This is the kind of philosophical depth, I had not anticipated from what I thought was just a simple comedy. I REdiscovered this a year ago on Russian satellite "all-movie" channel "RTVI+" or "Nashe Kino". Obviously, when this film came out it was "beyond me" as I was only 5 years old.


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