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The Wedding (2000)

Svadba (original title)
The beautiful Tanya returns to her small mining town, after supposedly working as a model in Moscow. She decides to marry her shy school sweetheart Mishka, who now works in the mine. The ... See full summary »

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Mishka
Mariya Mironova ...
Tanya
Andrey Panin ...
Garkusha
Aleksandr Semchev ...
Borzov
Vladimir Simonov ...
Borodin
Mariya Golubkina ...
Sveta
Natalya Kolyakanova ...
Rimma
Elena Novikova ...
Zoika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oleg Esaulenko ...
Svetlanov
Marina Golub ...
Café manager
Vladimir Kashpur ...
Grandfather
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Valka
Aleksey Panin
Galina Petrova ...
Mother
Pavel Polmatov ...
Tolya
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The beautiful Tanya returns to her small mining town, after supposedly working as a model in Moscow. She decides to marry her shy school sweetheart Mishka, who now works in the mine. The miners finally receive some pay, but Mishka still ends up with no money to buy his bride a gift, so he seeks the help of his perpetually drunk buddy Garkusha. Mishka's poor working-class family all help to put on a fine wedding with copious amounts of vodka, even though they are suspicious of Tanya's occupation in Moscow, and of her connection with her Mafia ex-boyfriend Borodin. Written by Will Gilbert

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27 September 2000 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,822 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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$16,799 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Excellent movie, the one to watch and think about
13 August 2001 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, through the entire movie I felt like I have already seen this movie in some sense. After I have finished watching it, I realized it - Lars Von Trier, Celebration. And it was not the script, it was that "documentary" style that made me watch the movie without uttering a single word. "Marriage" puts you in the middle, not only you watch it but you live it with the characters.

I have lived in the largest coal-mining region in Ukraine for a long time. 95% of the situation in the movie is true.

I think that the casting was excellent, militia major is more than believable, Marat Basharov is very sincere, Andrei Panin is a natural "russian soul".

I totally recommend this movie to everybody !


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