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Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ilya Averbakh

Writer:

Yevgeny Gabrilovich (as Yevgeni Gabrilovich)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... professor Sretenskiy
Margarita Terekhova ... Tasya, doch Sretenskogo
Marina Neyolova ... Nina, vnuchka sretenskogo
Stanislav Lyubshin ... Konstantin 'Samson' Kotikov
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ... Elza Ivanovna (as Ye. Khanayeva)
Leonid Gallis ... Govornin, kurator (as L. Gallis)
Leonid Nevedomsky ... Oleg (as L. Nevedomskiy)
Valeriy Matveev Valeriy Matveev ... Dima (as V. Matveyev)
Ernst Romanov ... Vadik (as E. Romanov)
Elena Zakharova Elena Zakharova ... Devochka v parke (as Lena Zakharova)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viivi Dikson Viivi Dikson ... (as V. Dikson)
Elena Kapitsa Elena Kapitsa ... sotrudnitsa v laboratirii Kotikova (as Ye. Kapitsa)
Vera Kavalerova ... (as V. Kavalerova)
Ye. Kazankina Ye. Kazankina
Gleb Plaksin ... (as G. Plaksin)
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Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home, leaving her daughter with him. He raises his granddaughter, feeling a great affection for her.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

3 September 1973 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Monologi See more »

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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After 30+ years this is still a classic
21 November 2003 | by KtoTamSee all my reviews

Few films survive the test of time. I first saw "Monologue" as a teenager when it was released in 1972. Seeing it for the 2nd time 30 years later was a poignant experience. I did not expect that much from this old Soviet film, yet the talent of the director I.Averbach, screenwriter E.Gabrilovich and actors (M.Neyelova, M. Gluzsky, etc.) holds you in the emotional grip that transcends all the irrelevant details of the life in the country that no longer exists. Averbach explores his favorite existential themes focusing on the life of a lonely scientist and his deep human connection with his granddaughter.


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