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Maria's Lovers (1984)

R | | Drama, Romance | January 1985 (USA)
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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(as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Gerard Brach), (screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Ivan Bibic
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Ivan's Father
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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
Elena Koreneva ...
Vera
Anton Sipos ...
Peter
Larry John Meyers ...
Foreman
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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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Desired by all... But loved by only one. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los amantes de María  »

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1.85 : 1
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Robert Mitchum's character's personal name is not said and is known only as Ivan's father in the film and is billed in the credits as such. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Written by Billy Mayhew
Performed by The Ink Spots
Courtesy of MCA Records
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An Obscure Treasure
19 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Nastassja Kinski evokes something in the viewer. In Maria's Lovers, she is able to transform from an adolescent sexual lolita to a captivating experienced woman. I viewed the film in a foreign language so I just examined the characters, pacing, lighting, and what I witnessed was an obscure treasure from the 1980's. Nastassja Kinski was in her prime in 1984. She was an eccentric actor to the American audience, ravishing, spell binding, odd. Maria's Lovers is beautiful and lyrical, a film that lingers in the mind, asking questions and relating to moments of lovers. A fascinating study. The directing and cinematography are graceful. I love when we see Maria for the first time. She is so captivating and yet, something else...not sure what...something cool and refreshing. A Film for the Registry.


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