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Office Romance (1977)

Sluzhebnyy roman (original title)
The life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy when an ordinary worker, a shy man, falls in love with a boss, a strict woman.


Eldar Ryazanov


Emil Braginskiy (play), Emil Braginskiy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Alisa Freyndlikh ... Lyudmila Prokofyevna Kalugina 'Mymra'
Andrey Myagkov ... Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev
Svetlana Nemolyaeva ... Olga Petrovna Ryzhova
Oleg Basilashvili ... Yuri Grigoryevich Samokhvalov
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Secretarsha Verochka
Lyudmila Ivanova ... Shura
Pyotr Shcherbakov ... Pyotr Ivanovich Bublikov (as P. Shcherbakov)
Nelli Pshyonnaya ... zhena Samokhvalova (as N. Pshennaya)
Nadezhda Repina ... Alena (as N. Repina)
Viktor Filippov ... Borovskikh (as V. Filippov)
Alik Denisov Alik Denisov ... Vova Novoseltsev
Gosha Zaranko Gosha Zaranko ... mladsiy sin Novoseltseva
Kseniya Borozdina ... Sotrudnitsa statisticheskogo uchrezhdrniya (as K. Borozdina)
Georgiy Burkov ... Zhora (as G. Burkov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vera Burlakova ... Chlen inventarizatsionnoy komissii (as V. Burlakova)


Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make Novoseltsev the head of the department but encounters objections from Ludmila Prokopievna Kalugina, the director. Samokhvalov then advises Novoseltsev to lightly hit on the boss. Ironically, Novoseltsev and Kalugina fall in love with each other... Written by Denis Chebikin <chebikin@mit.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The film is based on the play "Sosluzhivtsy" ("Colleagues") that Emil Braginskiy and Eldar Ryazanov completed in only one month. In the play, Vera was a young long-legged beauty but when the authors were rewriting the play for the film, they wrote this role for Liya Akhedzhakova, 39 at the time of release. See more »


When Verochka is talking to Lyudmila in the office the former has red nail polish on her finger nails in one shot and no nail polish at all in the next. See more »


Novoseltsev: I have two kids. A boy and... a boy, too. Two boys.
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Remake of Clarissa (1941) See more »


Nas v nabitykh tramvayakh boltayet
Written by Andrei Petrov and Evgeniy Evtushenko
Performed by Andrei Myagkov
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Ingenious cinema
3 March 2009 | by dd1-7See all my reviews

The Soviet school of a cinema is unique. Without peripeties both an intricate plot, and any original form of a narration and abrupt special effects to shoot magnificent film. The strong hand of the talented director which could put this masterpiece for all times is felt. Andrey Myagkov's inexpressible game and Alisy Frendlih inhales especial charm in which the pure love, kindness, hope, belief, tears and pleasure is mixed in a film. Certainly, without other actors, it has not turned out so pathetic atmosphere. Especially, without Ahidzhakovoj

This film is to be reconsidered on many times and each time again to endure about heroes, to rejoice together with them, to laugh at the phrases learn by heart. This film lives in a shower, it combines magnificent game of actors, amazing music, and certainly love!!!

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Release Date:

26 October 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Office Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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Mosfilm See more »
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1.37 : 1
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