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The Long Recess 

Bolshaya peremena (original title)
A young teacher goes to a school for adults. He is younger than many of his students and some of them are starting to miss school.
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Series cast summary:
Mikhail Kononov ...  Nestor Severov (The History Teacher) 4 episodes, 1972
Evgeniy Leonov ...  Lednyov 4 episodes, 1972
Rolan Bykov ...  Petrykin 4 episodes, 1972
Aleksandr Zbruev ...  Ganzha 4 episodes, 1972
Svetlana Kryuchkova ...  Nelli 4 episodes, 1972
Yuriy Kuzmenkov ...  Fedotkin 4 episodes, 1972
Natalya Bogunova ...  Svetlana Afanasyevna 4 episodes, 1972
Natalya Gvozdikova ...  Polina 4 episodes, 1972
Saveliy Kramarov ...  Timokhin 4 episodes, 1972
Viktor Proskurin ...  Gena Lyakishev 4 episodes, 1972
Valeriy Nosik ...  Otto Fukin 4 episodes, 1972
Nina Maslova ...  Korovyanskaya 4 episodes, 1972
Iren Azer ...  Lyuska 4 episodes, 1972
Valeri Khlevinsky ...  Avtovin 4 episodes, 1972
Lyudmila Kasatkina ...  The School Director 4 episodes, 1972
Anastasiya Georgievskaya ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1972
Valentina Talyzina ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1972
Nina Zhilina Nina Zhilina ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1972
Lyudmila Antsiferova Lyudmila Antsiferova ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1972
Valentina Kuznetsova Valentina Kuznetsova ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1972
Mikhail Yanshin ...  Professon Volosyuk 4 episodes, 1972
Valentina Sperantova ...  School Janitor 4 episodes, 1972
Lev Durov ...  Militiaman 4 episodes, 1972
Lyusena Ovchinnikova ...  Valya, Petrykin's bride 4 episodes, 1972
Lev Dubov Lev Dubov ...  Engineer 4 episodes, 1972
Vladimir Basov 4 episodes, 1972
Elya Baskin 4 episodes, 1972
Mariya Koreneva Mariya Koreneva 4 episodes, 1972
Vyacheslav Garin Vyacheslav Garin 4 episodes, 1972
Nikolay Grabbe 4 episodes, 1972
Ivan Ryzhov 4 episodes, 1972
A. Irichyov A. Irichyov 4 episodes, 1972
Aleksey Kutuzov Aleksey Kutuzov 4 episodes, 1972
Gotlib Roninson 4 episodes, 1972
Ya Yakobson Ya Yakobson 4 episodes, 1972
Igor Surovtsev Igor Surovtsev 4 episodes, 1972
Mikhail Rozanov 4 episodes, 1972
Galina Komarova 4 episodes, 1972
Aleksandr Zimin Aleksandr Zimin 4 episodes, 1972
Larisa Barabanova 4 episodes, 1972
Zoya Stepanova Zoya Stepanova 4 episodes, 1972
Natalya Gurzo 4 episodes, 1972
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Zoya Isaeva ...  (1972) 4 episodes, 1972
Svetlana Starikova 4 episodes, 1972
Tamara Loginova 4 episodes, 1972
Aleksandr Kaluzhskiy Aleksandr Kaluzhskiy 4 episodes, 1972
Mikhail Remizov Mikhail Remizov ...  (1972) 4 episodes, 1972
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Storyline

A young, intelligence man loses it when his girlfriend ends up getting a higher grade on an exam than him. Due to this, he breaks up with her and decides to teach a history class, most of which are adults. The only problem is that most of them do not want to learn, therefore he decides to bond with his students in order to get them interested in learning again.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1972 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Long Recess See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Gosteleradio, Mosfilm See more »
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Chyornoye i beloye
("Black and white")
Written by Eduard Kolmanovskiy and Mikhail Tanich
Performed by Svetlana Kryuchkova
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Lovely and oh so nice. Not a single villain in over 4.5 hours
1 November 2006 | by exciter-2See all my reviews

It is such a heart warming filmed to be nice four-segment TV-series that for a lot of people it can be border-line tear-jerking. Unbelievable all-star-cast for early 70s USSR - makes this worth watching. Actually - the cool part of this TV mini-series - is that it shows - how being mendacious in order to be polite and well-behaved - can severely complicate lives of many really cool and good-hearted people. The guy who is planning to become a great historian finds himself (through being mutually overly secretive with his roller-coaster-ride swiftly head-over-hills fiancée) teaching Adult Ed - in a school for adults run by huge oil refinery. Tricky part is - that every student is an adult - with strong opinions, personal life etc. As the series unfold - it gets more and more complicated. But every scene is full of very kind humor. That's a good material to keep in personal video collection for when one feels down (provided it has English subtitles or one is fluent in Russian. LOL!). It is a reliable cheer-up material.


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