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Gloss (2007)

Glyanets (original title)
A pretty, young girl from a coal-mining town comes to Moscow with dreams of becoming a supermodel in this satirical look at the fashion industry.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irina Rozanova ...
Marina Yurevna
Misha Klimenko
Efim Shifrin ...
Mark Shifer
Gennadiy Smirnov ...
Ilya Isaev ...
Olga Meloyanina ...
Olga Arntgolts ...
Andrey Noskov ...
Artemiy Troitskiy ...
Yola Sanko ...
Mat Gali (as Ela Sanko)
Juris Laucinsh ...
Otets Gali (as Yuris Lautsinsh)
Tatyana Arntgolts ...


Contempory Moscow, Russia. Young Galya (Yuliya Vysotskaya) comes to Moscow from the coal-mining town of Shakhty in the Rostov Oblast near the Black Sea, a journey of over 500 miles. She is pretty and bright, if a bit naive and disorganized. Her dream is to become an elite high-fashion model -- a supermodel -- and to see her image on the glossy cover of the fashion magazine Beauty. When she meets the editor-in-chief of Beauty Magazine, however, he tells Galya that she lacks the necessary natural beauty and sense of style to be a model, and she will never appear on their cover. She then goes to work as a seamstress for a famous fashion designer. During one of their shows, quite by accident, she ends up walking the runway as a model. They fire her on the spot. Then, seemingly by chance, she becomes the assistant of the owner of an elite, highly exclusive, personal matchmaking agency, which -- for a considerable price -- arranges marriages for rich men with the most beautiful models in ... Written by Anonymous

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Gorkaya komediya o sladkoy zhizni (Bitter comedy about dolce vita)


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

23 August 2007 (Russia)  »

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Gloss  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Vot i skazochke konets, (And here's the ending to this little jest,) a kto smotrel, tot Molodets!!! (and those who watched it, they're the Best!!!) See more »


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20 December 2007 | by (Donetsk, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

I haven't expected to see such a wonderful movie before I've pushed play. This is one of the last years Russian's best. I belief everybody must see it. The director made his job excellent. The actors are ideal. The story is filled of absolutely right cinematographic moves. And finally perfectly-made mystery. I've heard so many bad reviews on this movie that I really was prepared to something weak. But probably this one is really that special that seems amazing for the ones and 'nothing really special' for others. And what can I say? Tose others are definitely did not understand this movie. They didn't understand anything, especially ideal directing. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to "Glyanets"!!!

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