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A Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1987)

Zabytaya melodiya dlya fleyty (original title)
A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a "big man's" daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate's sections felt unwell one day: the forty-year-old man had a pain ... See full summary »

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Leonid Filatov ...
Leonid Filimonov
Tatyana Dogileva ...
Lida
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Yelena
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Odinokov
Aleksandr Shirvindt
Elena Mayorova ...
Lyusya (as Yelena Majorova)
Vsevolod Sanaev ...
Yaroslav Stepanovich
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ...
Leonid's Father
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Olga Volkova ...
Surova
Pyotr Merkurev
Yelena Fadeyeva
Evgeniy Tsymbal
Yevgeni Voskresensky
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A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a "big man's" daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate's sections felt unwell one day: the forty-year-old man had a pain in his heart. This unpleasant incident provided an opportunity to meet a nurse named Lida. However, their stormy love affair ended, with Filimonov returning to normal life and an unloved wife. Written by Burly.

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Modern romantic comedy and satire
27 March 2002 | by (Huntington Woods, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable/romantic comedy as well as a caustic satire on the bureaucracy of the post-Glasnost era. Leonid, a high-ranking bureaucrat, faces a mid-life crisis when he becomes enthralled with Lida, a charming/spirited nurse. He makes awkward advances. She learns that his promising career as a concert flautist ended when his politically-powerful father-in-law hoisted him on the ladder of bureaucracy. He is flustered when Yelena, his architect wife, finds out his affair.


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