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Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  2 May 1986 (USA)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Sergei
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Peter
Tracy Marshak-Nash ...
Tracy (as Tracy Lea)
Alexandra Pigg ...
Elaine
Margi Clarke ...
Teresa
Susan Dempsey ...
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Ted Wood ...
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Carl Chase ...
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Sharon Power ...
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two Liverpudlian natives, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter immediately fall in love with each other, but the night is short and they must leave with the ship. Elaine can't forget him and writes a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking him to make it possible for them to reunite. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Tracy: Is me mazzie smudged, is me hair up straight ?
Elaine: Tracy - you put a whole can of lacquer on that - it'd take a monsoon to shift that lot.
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Lovely lark about Liverpool Loonies
2 January 1999 | by (Bethesda, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Atmospheric, un-slick, and utterly unique, Letter to Brezhnev captures a slice of the 1980s which seems all the more extraordinary in 1999. Graced by realistic acting, deft camera work, and a superb soundtrack, one is successfully transformed to a period and a place, in this case wonderfully dreary Liverpool in the early 80s - New Wave music and the Cold War are in full swing. Such a movie is hip today but rarely achieved. The story may seem a little far-fetched - Liverpool girl (Pigg) gets Russian guy (Firth) with a little help from no less than the Soviet Premier - but some of us who grew up in the 80s like to think that it could. The 80s were like that. Now, we just have awful, cynical, formulaic pap - Reality Bites and Boys on the Side...whine, whine, whine. Why can't more movies like Letter to Brezhnev be made?


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