Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim, who have to decide what to do.

Director:

Reviews
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Progulka (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Watch the exploits of three young romantics as they dance around St. Petersburg, Russia, getting themselves involved in everything from a soccer riot to a rainstorm to a fight between best ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Uchitel
Stars: Irina Pegova, Pavel Barshak, Evgeniy Tsyganov
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Adequacy is relative. Vitalik, the main character of the movie, seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Karimov
Stars: Ilya Lyubimov, Ingrid Olerinskaya, Evgeniy Tsyganov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The plot revolves around four old friends-Kamil' (Kamil' Larin), Lesha (Leonid Barats), Sasha (Aleksandr Demidov) and Slava (Rostislav Khait)-all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s ... See full summary »

Director: Dmitriy Dyachenko
Stars: Leonid Barats, Aleksandr Demidov, Kamil Larin
Pro lyubov (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

About men, about women, about essential reality of their relationships in bright and good looking Moscow. The whole film is the lecture about love like it is a child of chemistry and ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Melikyan
Stars: Renata Litvinova, Kristina Isaykina, Mikhail Efremov
Mermaid (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Moscow, a young woman disappears after falling in love with a new man.

Director: Anna Melikyan
Stars: Mariya Shalayeva, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Mariya Sokova
Den radio (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It's the day of radio in Russia. The radio station staff decides to invite famous bands, who will perform live. And something goes wrong!

Director: Dmitriy Dyachenko
Stars: Diana Arbenina, Leonid Barats, Aleksandr Demidov
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Veledinskiy
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elena Lyadova, Aleksandr Robak
Rasskazy (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Segal
Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Darya Nosik, Andrey Petrov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young man drops out of university and goes to the police. He's done nothing wrong he just wants a job. A particular job. Playing the victim in murder reconstructions. Maybe by getting close to death he can manage to cheat on his own.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Stars: Yuriy Chursin, Vitaliy Khaev, Aleksandr Ilin
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »

Director: Filipp Yankovskiy
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Konstantin Khabenskiy
Brat 2 (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Here goes "kirdyk" to America, as it was promised in first part.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergey Makovetskiy
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Kavun
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Svetlana Antonova, Evgeniy Mironov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekaterina Fedulova ...
Masha
...
Maksim
Aleksey Barabash ...
Kostya
Irina Rakhmanova ...
Lera
Natalya Reva-Ryadinskaya ...
Marina (as Natalya Reva)
Oleg Dolin ...
Fedor
Evgeniy Kulakov ...
Vitya
Kirill Pirogov ...
Gleb
Tatyana Kravchenko ...
Tatyana Petrovna
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
House manager
Artyom Semakin ...
Dima 'The Fan'
Aleksandr Khvan ...
Drunken janitor
...
Man in underpants
...
Man in slippers
Robert Gorodetskiy ...
Homeless man
Edit

Storyline

Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim, who have to decide what to do.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Vtoroy film goda (Second film of the year) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Open
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 April 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Pityer-FM  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The St. Petersburg Metro also doubles as a bomb shelter, necessitating the need for special permits when filming inside these locations. Passengers are forbidden to photograph the inside of these stations although they are among the most beautiful. See more »

Crazy Credits

The cast titles of the film appear in front of a radio scale. See more »

Connections

References Progulka (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Takie devchonki
Written and performed by Ilya Lagutenko
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light romantic comedy set in the beautiful St. Petersburg
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie falls into the category of great date movies: it's romantic and sweet enough for the women, and has enough humor and Russian bizarreness to sustain the men. Add to the mix a terrific soundtrack, tasteful cinematography, and an optimistic, life- and love-affirming plot - there's something for everyone.

More than just a story of young love, this is a valentine to St. Petersburg and its people. The city and its inhabitants are lovingly (if sometimes ironically) portrayed. While the male protagonist's dilemma - to leave or not to leave - is fairly typical for upwardly mobile Russians, with a fairly typical result (to leave, of course), the film tells us that there are plenty of reasons to stay and be happy with that choice. From beautiful buildings with centuries-old history to pretty girls in mini-skirts, there are many reasons to like St. Petersburg.

While by no means original (similar plot device of star-crossed lovers being connected in many ways and not realizing it until the fateful meeting has been explored by other movies, including Happenstance with Audrey Tautou), Piter FM is refreshing enough to stand out among the same old-same old of romantic comedies.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
BEST NEW RUSSIAN FILM! touchofsun999
Where can I see this? arthurmauk
Showing in London at the Russian Film Festival ian-powell-2
Discuss Piter FM (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?