Tonya has just graduated from the trade school and found a job as a cook in a Siberian village. She is naive but open hearted and kind. When Ilya starts flirting with her she takes it as a ... See full summary »

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Nadezhda Rumyantseva ...
Tosya
Nikolai Rybnikov ...
Ilya
Lyusyena Ovchinnikova ...
Katya
Stanislav Khitrov ...
Filya
Inna Makarova ...
Nadya
Svetlana Druzhinina ...
Anfisa
Nina Menshikova ...
Vera
Nikolay Pogodin ...
Sasha
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Vasya
Aleksey Krychenkov ...
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Tonya has just graduated from the trade school and found a job as a cook in a Siberian village. She is naive but open hearted and kind. When Ilya starts flirting with her she takes it as a true romance only to discover that Ilya had a bet with his friends to seduce her. She stops talking with him but Ilya has already fallen in love with her. Written by Konstantin Dlutski <kedlutski@mailexcite.com>

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Although playing an 18 year old girl, the actress playing Tosya is actually over 30 years old and older than her counterpart playing Ilya. See more »

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Ilya: Now you should kiss me. I kissed you so many times but you didn't even once.
Tosya: Ilyushka, what are you saying? You're scaring me.
[brightens up]
Tosya: I'll do it later! Otherwise we'll do everything today and there will be nothing left for tomorrow.
Ilya: There will be a lot. Go ahead.
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One of the most popular Soviet comedies of the 60th is still wonderful
22 May 2007 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the most popular Soviet films of the 60th, "Devchata" is a perfect example of how to make a wonderful movie in the most difficult genre of comedy/romance. "Devchata" is funny, heartwarming, charmingly naive yet involving and moving. I saw it first when I was 5 or 6 and my grandma used to take me with her to the movies few times a week. I've seen it no less than 20 times, perhaps and I still love it. Nadezda Rumiantseva gives a star making performance as a teenager Tosya who came to work as a cook in a logging company located in the distant Siberain village with the long and snowy winter. On her first day, she meets Ilya (Nikolai Rybnikov), the most popular and attractive guy who is equally known for his success on the working place and with the girls. Ilya makes the bet with the friends that the new cook will fall in love with him in no later than two weeks. Young Tosya, naive, spontaneous, with the huge wide open eyes, absolutely inexperienced in the game of flirting and seduction will teach "the first guy in town" a lesson or two on how to treat the girl and very soon he finds himself desperately in love with her. Along with the main story, there are several sub-plots concerning Tosya's friends and roommates. The film is called "The Girls", remember? "Devcahta" is short, only 92 minutes but its characters are well written and acted and the jokes are funny. The nice melodious songs by Aleksandra Pachmutova add to the atmosphere of youth, hope, friendship, and readiness for love that radiate from the screen.


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