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Voenno-polevoy roman (1983)

This melodrama revolves around the post-war meeting reunion an intelligent front-line officer, now happily married, and a woman street vendor. This encounter reawakens in them submerged ... See full summary »

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Natalya Andreychenko ...
Lyuba
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Vera
Ekaterina Yudina ...
Kat'ka (as Katya Yudina)
Zinoviy Gerdt ...
Administrator (as Z. Gerdt)
Yelena Kozelkova ...
Administrator's wife (as Ye. Kozelkova)
Viktor Proskurin ...
Novikov (as V. Proskurin)
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Grisha (as V. Shilovsky)
Aleksandr Martynov ...
Kombat (as A. Martynov)
Natalya Chenchik ...
Lotochnitsa (as N. Chenchik)
Vladimir Yurev ...
Malyanov (as V. Yuryev)
Vyacheslav Dubrovin ...
Terekhin (as V. Dubrovin)
Galina Zolotaryova ...
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Aleksandr Kuzmichyov ...
(as A. Kuzmichyov)
L. Morgunov
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This melodrama revolves around the post-war meeting reunion an intelligent front-line officer, now happily married, and a woman street vendor. This encounter reawakens in them submerged feelings of gratitude and tenderness as the officer recalls how they met during the war and what she used to mean to him. Now he learns that she is alone with a small daughter, the girl's father having been killed at the front. Naturally, he seeks to help them but his wife is not so understanding... Written by Maywin Media AB <maywin@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 57th Academy Awards in 1985. See more »

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USSR's "Carnal Knowledge"
12 April 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I only in the last few months learned of Natalya Andreychenko. I first saw her in "Meri Poppins, do svidaniya", a Soviet version of "Mary Poppins"; it was one of the most whacked-out movies that I've ever seen.

Now comes "Voenno-polevoy roman". I would call it the Soviet Union's "Carnal Knowledge". A convoluted story of lost love in the midst of WWII, and screwed-up relationships after the war, I don't know whether or not they were trying to say anything with the movie. I spent the whole time heckling it a la "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (I've done that with a lot of Soviet movies; seriously, they're so full of themselves that they're practically begging for it).

Anyway, it's not a bad movie. Just weird. The only movie that I've seen that ends with a guy using gutters as musical instruments.


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