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Love and Doves (1985)

Lyubov i golubi (original title)
Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily.




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Cast overview:
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ...
Nina Doroshina ...
Raisa Zakharovna
Sergey Yurskiy ...
Dyadya Mitya
Natalya Tenyakova ...
Granny Shura
Yanina Lisovskaya ...
Lyuda (as Yana Lisovskaya)
Igor Lyakh ...
Lada Sizonenko ...


As a result of a work accident in a remote Siberian village, Vasily Kuziakin receives an injury and a paid trip to a Black Sea resort as a compensation. There he meets a femme fatale, Raisa Zaharovna, and decides to stay with her. Such is the beginning of a new life for him, exciting and strange, but lacking his home, his wife Nadya, his children, and his pigeons. Written by datsdan07@gmail.com

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Release Date:

7 January 1985 (Soviet Union)  »

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1.37 : 1
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A fraction of Raisa Zaharovna's monologues about esoterica was cut out. See more »


Dyadya Mitya: Tellingly, Lyonya hasn't approved your actions.
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poetry of small things
11 June 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a film about every day life.bitter comedy, good acting - far to be a surprise -, a simple story about every day events, warm definition of love, family and a form of innocence and kindness who could seems be strange. sure, expression of political change. far by politic but with moral references, it has the virtue to give credible characters, seductive story, lovely scenes and the poetry of the small things who defines many gems of Soviet cinema. its charm is irresistible. and the presence of legendary Ludmila Gurchenko is only one of the best examples. but the precious gift of Love and Doves is the status of story about nothing and about everything in same measure. the universal message, wise, amusing and precise about details of existence. a film about love and doves. and about the joy to live.

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Such a wonderful film - Is the English title translation correct? kosmikino
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