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July Rain (1967)

Iyulskiy dozhd (original title)
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Credited cast:
Evgeniya Uralova ...
Lena
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...
Volodya
Yuriy Vizbor ...
Alik
Yevgeniya Kozyreva ...
Lena's Mother
Aleksandr Mitta ...
Vladik
I. Bylinkin ...
Zhenya
Yuri Ilchuk ...
Leva (as Yu. Ilchuk)
Alla Pokrovskaya ...
Lelya Kurikhina
B. Belousov ...
Shanovalov
Viktoriya Beskova ...
Zhena Shanovalova (as V. Beskova)
V. Sharynina ...
Lusya (as V. Sharykina)
Vitaliy Belyakov ...
Yura (as Vitaly Belyakov)
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Yu. Bordukov
Galina Dashevskaya ...
(as G. Dashevskaya)
D. Druzhinina
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7 August 1967 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Июльский дождь  »

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La vie en rose
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Music by Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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A delicate illustration of the middle 1960-s turning point mood.
17 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, US) – See all my reviews

The movie has rather a loose plot of a perished love as a background for displaying the Moscow life in the 60-s. It's mostly a set of shrewd observations with a clear premonition and question mark at the end.

It shows the time of the choice of a future way for the country. In fact the choice was already made in October 1964, when conformist climbers and unprincipled egotists (Volodya) took a lead of the Soviet society and eventually destroyed it. The most charming and human figure of the movie is Alik, played by the famous Russian bard Yuri Vizbor. Alik represents the honest and skeptical part of Soviet society, that didn't have much hope for the bright future and tried to enjoy the life, avoiding ranting and bargaining with the conscience.

One of the most brilliant films of the ending Khruschiov's "thaw", reflecting its hopes and vague apprehensions. The vivid scenes of Moscow 60-s intellectuals life are portrayed with a slight irony and melancholy, that makes the movie an enjoyable souvenir for a couple of Soviet generations.


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