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Little Vera (1988)
"Malenkaya Vera" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 April 1989 (USA)
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A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Natalya Negoda ...
Vera
Andrey Sokolov ...
Sergei
Yuriy Nazarov ...
Vera's Father
Lyudmila Zaytseva ...
Vera's Mother
Aleksandr Negreba ...
Victor, Vera's Brother (as Aleksandr Alekseyev-Nyegreba)
Aleksandra Tabakova ...
Chistyakova
Andrey Fomin ...
Andrei
Aleksandr Mironov ...
Tolik
Aleksandr Lenkov ...
Mikhail Petrovich
Vadim Zakharchenko
Mariya Khmelik
Anatoliy Vasilev
Gennadi Goryachev ...
(as G. Goryachev)
Ye. Maryutina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Warmflash ...
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A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each other makes the living get rough. Their daily life is plagued with massive amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already small apartment after sleeping with her. Every day little Vera has to go through hell just to get by, which even involves her going against her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong. Written by Rosa Thompson

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Excellent view for problems of people which live in socialist country
27 March 2001 | by (Timisoara, Romania) – See all my reviews

First of all this movie is a piece of reality very well realized artistically. Some kind of combination between "American Beauty" and "As Good as it gets". And of course something specifically to all Russian movies ( of course the valuable one, no dirty propaganda !) : the problem of loneliness of man ... Especially recommended for the people which really want to see beyond all vomitive propaganda about communism ( both positive or negative propaganda ! ). A movie about common people, their problems, lack of satisfactions - especially for young ones, fear when touch the real and too dirty face of the society ... and about the fake "solutions" : alcohol and violence ... and probably the only real solution : true love ... Of course it's very well "located" in the space and time of "Russian perestroika" but it's valid for all the society ( except a perfect one, but don't worry - not possible to find this on our Earth !). For the last time - definitely recommended ...


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