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A Cruel Romance (1984)
"Zhestokiy romans" (original title)

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Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or ... See full summary »

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Alisa Freyndlikh ...
Ogudalova
Larisa Guzeeva ...
Larisa
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Paratov
Andrey Myagkov ...
Karandyshev
Aleksey Petrenko ...
Knurov
Viktor Proskurin ...
Vozhevatov
Georgiy Burkov ...
Robinzon
Tatyana Pankova ...
Efrosinya Potapovna
Borislav Brondukov ...
Ivan
Aleksandr Pyatkov ...
Gavrilo
Yuriy Sarantsev ...
Kapitan
Olga Volkova ...
Modistka
Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso ...
Ilya (as Dmitriy Buzylyov)
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy ...
Ofitser
Sergey Artsibashev ...
Gulyaev
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Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or provincial form of salon hoping to attract gentlemen well-off enough to marry for love to a dowry-less. Written by Anonymous

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Version of Without Dowry (1937) See more »

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Pod laskoy plyushevogo pleda
Written by Andrei Petrov and Marina Tsvetayeva
Performed by Valentina Ponomaryova
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Wonderful!!!!!!

It is the best Russian film I have even seen. It is based on A.H. novel. The actor and actress are the best one. It also include some nice songs which really express the theme of the film. The film won the 1985' Russian National Film Festival.


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