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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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
When Vasya is peeking inside his house at night his family is watching "Moskva Slezam Ne Verit", another famous movie directed by Menshov. A famous phrase from this movie can be heard: "At 40 years old the life is just starting." See more »
Vladimir Menshov's "Lyubov i golubi" (alternately called "Love and Pigeons" and "Love and Doves" in English) looks at the mishaps that ensue after a family man goes to a resort and has an affair. I understand that, despite the image of the ideal Soviet family man, plenty of men in the USSR had affairs. You can bet money that the same thing was going in the US (trust me, the United States and Soviet Union had more in common than they liked to admit). Basically, Vasiliy is attracted to Raisa's kindness, she to his knowledge, and the movie brings up the issue of whether or not marriage is a form of slavery.
Of course, it's possible to simply laugh at the absurd situation that the movie depicts. I liked it. I wonder what Alfred Hitchcock would have thought of this use of birds in a movie.
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