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The Lover (2002)
"Lyubovnik" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  24 October 2002 (Russia)
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Credited cast:
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
Charyshev
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Ivan
Andrey Smirnov ...
Petya
Vera Voronkova ...
Vera
Vladimir Yumatov ...
Adik
Elena Laskavaya ...
Verbitskaya (as Elena Laskovaya)
Valeriy Prokhorov ...
Conductor
Irina Sokolova ...
Sima
Irina Kartashyova ...
Liza (as Irina Kartashova)
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Pavel Adamchikov
Aleksandr Brankevich
Olga Gudovich
Klassik-Avangard ...
(as Ensemble of lead singers 'Klassik-avangard' - Minsk)
Olga Klebanovich
Mikhail Kochanovskiy
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At the beginning of the first scene at Ivan's place, a poster with Lena's name is partially seen on the left-hand wall. We can only see the surname, Charysheva. See more »

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[first lines]
Charyshev: Lena!
[goes to the window and closes the window leaf]
Charyshev: This stupid renovation...
[goes back to the table, sits down and looks for something on the table]
Charyshev: Lena!
[finds a pen and starts to write, then sees the painter come in]
Painter: Miss, I'll go get the paint.
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No, it's not boring at all
2 April 2003 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly subtle and wise movie about the man who suddenly realizes that all his life is collapsed after he found the letter of his dead wife to the unknown lover.

First of all, it's a very good script: excellent dialogues, developed characters. One of Oleg Yankovsky is brilliant with his manner of psychological self-defense. The analysis of this fearful situation is deep and develops, through the variation of black-humoured episodes, into the real human tragedy. The Russian cinema doesn't knew such films for years, and I think that "The Lover" is a real break-through (not from the point of view of box-office, but from one of something that we call "art").


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