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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
I never heard of that russian movie until I saw it in T.V. The Director matches it perfectly to connect a typical wedding comedy with critics on the (many) social problems in Russia. You have it all: The rich mafiosis, the corrupt policists, the poverty of the workers, the alcoholism, the decline of social institutions. But despite all, it is very positive movie - because of the hero Mischa, the husband, who gives never up, but also tries to stay brave and not to become a gangster. The movie is in its original russian way a bit similar to the blockbuster "monsoon wedding" from India. But I think "Russian Wedding" is the better movie, more funny, more cynical, more realistic.
E.G.: the bride maria mironova looks like an angel.
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