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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.

Director:

Eldar Ryazanov

Writers:

Emil Braginskiy (play), Emil Braginskiy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was planned at first that Vera's husband would have a much larger role in the film. Mikhail Svetin was offered the role but later on, the filmmakers dropped the idea. Afterwards, Aleksandr Fatyushin was cast. His character was supposed to keep choosing between his wife and his motorcycle and the two characters would keep quarreling because of this. Some scenes with Liya Akhedzhakova and Fatyushin were even filmed but then Fatyushin went down with a serious illness that required surgery. In the end, Vera's husband appears in the film only as a voice on the phone. See more »

Goofs

When Yuri is talking to Anatoli and Olga inside Lyudmila's office the knot of his necktie is positioned in a way that reveals a wide blue stripe of the necktie in one shot and almost completely hides this same stripe in the next one. See more »

Quotes

Samokhvalov: It's just that... it compromises you.
Kalugina: I have had such a spotless reputation, it's about time I were compromised.
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Connections

Remade as Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Moyey dushe pokoya net
Written by Andrei Petrov, Robert Burns and Samuil Marshak
Performed by Alisa Freundlich
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3 August 1999 | by FiruzaSee all my reviews

This is one of the movies made by the best Soviet Director Eldar Ryazanov. The story is about the relationship between a boss (female) and a male worker in the Statistics Organization in Moscow. Unfortunately, this movie could be enjoyed by those who speak some Russian. There are a lot of jokes, which in my opinion are not easy to translate. Only those who know about life in Soviet Union and perhaps visited it (or have some friends over there) could thoroughly enjoy it. Many years later this movie remains one of the favourite movies in Former Soviet Union.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

26 October 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Office Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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