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

 -  Drama  -  24 October 2002 (Russia)
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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 ...
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Irina Sokolova ...
Sima
Irina Kartashyova ...
Liza (as Irina Kartashova)
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Pavel Adamchikov
Aleksandr Brankevich
Olga Gudovich
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Olga Klebanovich
Mikhail Kochanovskiy
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When Charyshev reads Lena's letter, the order of the sentences as read by the voiceover is different from the order of the sentences in the letter that can be seen on the table after he reads it. 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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A boring Russian movie about whining featuring an artistic pretense.
20 February 2003 | by (Kiev, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

It's a boring movie about a middle-aged man Dmitry who, after burying his younger wife Elena, finds out she had a lover for 15 years-that's the age of both their marriage and their son. Worse: all of Elena's relatives and friends turn out to have known about her affair. The widower and the lover then meet and engage into the most aimless pursuit of figuring out how long? When? What? And whose is the son? Valeri Todorovsky, the movie's director, must have thought he was unearthing the deepest layers of the so-called big Russian soul. What he succeeded in was a grim movie about male impotence. That impotence is the main characters' inability to overcome their grief and re-enter the world around them. As a way of coming to terms with it, Dmitry--representative of `intelligentsia' and a linguist--starts using foul language in class-something totally unacceptable in the Russian culture. Visuals in the movie are good as individual photographs but not as Motion pictures. Photography, that could be used to counterbalance Dmitry's hopelessness, only worsens the overall grim mood. A crane shot at the cemetery looks like it belongs in a music video. As I was watching the movie in a ¾-filled theater, I kept hearing hysterical laughter and applause in reaction to certain scenes. The movie does have its grotesque moments and a good deal of sarcasm, but they are buried in endless banalities. The funny thing is, the only people who applauded when the credits rolled, appeared to have been somehow related to the film crew. Ferzan Ozpetek's `Le Fate Ignoranti' is a much more interesting take on the same subject.


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