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Maria's Lovers (1984)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  January 1985 (USA)
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Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

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Maria Bosic
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Ivan Bibic
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Ivan's Father
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Clarence Butts
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Mrs. Wynic
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Harvey
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Rosie
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Joanie
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Frank
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Joe
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Al Griselli
Lela Ivev ...
Anna
Yelena Koreneva ...
Vera (as Elena Koreneva)
Anton Sipos ...
Peter
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Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria. Written by KGF Vissers

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They all loved her... too much. See more »

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The film's cast billing was as follows: Nastassja Kinski (1st), John Savage (2nd), Robert Mitchum (3rd) and Keith Carradine (4th). See more »

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Written by Ted Shapiro (as Shapiro) / Jimmy Campbell (as Campbell) / Reginald Connelly (as Connelly)
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Anguished and moving story
10 April 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

A World War II soldier (Savage) returns to marry his old lover (Kinski) but his inability to father a child leads to the destruction of their marriage. The couple goes through a series of tribulations before coming together again. Savage gives a so-so performance as the tormented husband who loses the will to commit to the sanctity of the marriage bond. Kinski gives her most versatile and inspired performance ever as the anguished wife. If anything, watch her. The director, Andrei Konchalovsky, is actually Russian. The movie is a pastiche of styles from American and European film-making. Strong powerful storytelling through the chronology of time tinged with the emotional pathos that is typical of most European films. In the end, the mix is a bit jagged and mismatched, but this doesn't stray from an otherwise strong and moving movie.


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