Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for a gang of smugglers (a real smuggler - Gena - was also on ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov
Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Larisa Golubkina, Yuriy Yakovlev, Igor Ilyinsky
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to the Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov
Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (TV Mini-Series 1975)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Incidentally, too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Aleksandr Belyavskiy, Barbara Brylska
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh ("A Little One") suffers from solitude being the youngest of the three children in a ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Stepantsev
Stars: Klara Rumyanova, Vasiliy Livanov
Officers (1971)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Epic Soviet era masterpiece depicting the unshakable bonds of love, friendship & duty amid the horror of war. Two friends-both officers-are in love with the same woman. Through the Russian ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Rogovoy
Stars: Georgiy Yumatov, Alina Pokrovskaya, Vasiliy Lanovoy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Leonid Filatov, Tatyana Dogileva, Irina Kupchenko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Riga, 1930. Educated unemployed Olgerts, who knows English, French and Latin, works different types of casual jobs. Together with his friend, tramp Fridis, they sometimes work for small ... See full summary »

Director: Leonids Leimanis
Stars: Eduards Pavuls, Liga Liepina, Karlis Sebris
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Voldemars Puce
Stars: Vija Artmane, Gunars Cilinskis, Elza Radzina
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 30-year war still goes on. Riga headmasters have decided to submit themselves to mercy of Polish-Lithuanian Duke. Rigas' defenders disagree strongly and steal the ceremonial Key of Riga... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandrs Leimanis
Stars: Haralds Ritenbergs, Arturs Ekis, Eduards Pavuls
Vella kalpi (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's the midst of 30-year war, when Riga, then free-town, is fighting back both Swedish and Polish armies. City Council is thorn in doubt, as two main spiritual leaders - Head of Catholic ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandrs Leimanis
Stars: Lolita Cauka, Haralds Ritenbergs, Eduards Pavuls


Series cast summary:
Juozas Kiselius ...
 Artur Banga (unknown episodes)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Drama | History | War






Release Date:

1980 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Ilgais cels kapas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great soap, Russian style
1 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe I'm the first one commenting on this film! Twenty years ago, you'd be hard pressed to find one Russian who wasn't head over heals in love with this movie. It's a story told in several parts that takes place over several decades. It begins around the time Latvia was overtaken by the Soviets, with this beautiful love story set against the backdrop of the changing times. Although my recollection is somewhat hazy (it's been 20 years!), I believe the main heroine is a daughter of this rich farmer. She falls in love with a guy who is pro-Soviet, some kind of an activist, who is determined to eradicate people like her father. Needless to say, lots of drama results from this predicament. Then there is a rich suitor who wants to marry her, and her father likes him, but can't get her to change her mind.

Then, the WWII starts with all its chaos. The activist goes into the underground resistance against the Nazis, while the rich suitor becomes one of those Latvian legionnaires (that are now celebrated all over Latvia, even though they were essentially helping the Nazis). Through a series of misunderstandings, she comes to think that the activist was killed. By now, she has a son by him and has to make a difficult choice as to how to survive. For the sake of her son, she accepts the rich suitor's advances. By the time the war is over, the activist learns she married another and decides not to come back.

After the war, she is condemned for living with a Nazi rich suitor and sent to Siberia. I think, twenty years pass or so. All the while, the activist learns her fate and starts looking for her. At some point, she learns that he's alive, but it takes them some time to find each other. The last scene (I am choking up just thinking about it) is them meeting after all these years, with this most beautiful score playing in the background (Raimond Pauls, who composed the score, was the most famous composer of popular music in the former Soviet Union). It ends with them just standing there, looking at each other, realizing that their whole life passed in search for each other, but their love survived.

I know it sounds somewhat made up, but the actors, the music, the scenery - everything came together in this movie. If you get a chance, spend a weekend with it (I think, it's broken up in 6-8 parts). You won't be sorry.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dolgaya doroga v dyunakh (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: