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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 male - falls in love with a boss - a strict female.

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 Viktor Filippov ... Borovskikh (as V. Filippov)
Alik Denisov Alik Denisov ... Vova Novoseltsev
Gosha Zaranko Gosha Zaranko ... mladsiy sin Novoseltseva
Kseniya Borozdina 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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It took Eldar Ryazanov and Alisa Freyndlikh quite a while to find costumes fitting Kalugina's character. They searched the wardrobes of Mosfilm Studios and found skirts and jackets, but still thought some detail was missing. Good luck helped them in the end, when cinematographer Vladimir Nakhabtsev brought his father's old glasses to the set, just in case. When Freyndlikh put them on, it was clear Kalugina's image was complete. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Novoseltsev: I have two kids. A boy and... a boy, too. Two boys.
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Connections

Remake of Clarissa (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Moyey dushe pokoya net
Written by Andrei Petrov, Robert Burns and Samuil Marshak
Performed by Alisa Freundlich
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Thank you, Ryazanov
13 April 2012 | by ben-343-401816See all my reviews

Simple. Thank you, Ryazanov!

I could even cry when it ended. Even the songs are enough to get you hooked. It's one of those rare movies when you forget that you are actually watching a movie. It was the first time I see those actors and they were adorable, even that nosy secretary was wonderful. What can I say? Thank you, Ryazanov! What I don't understand is why IMDb is giving me such a hard time at my very first comment. I am not a movie critic. I just wanted to say that this film is simply beautiful and that's it. I am only sorry I don't know Russian to appreciate it fully, but anyway I know the sound of it and this is enough. It's good that these movies are rare because people should understand that it's not easy to make good movies.


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