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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

Moskva slezam ne verit (original title)
This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director:

Vladimir Menshov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Alentova ... Katerina 'Katia' Tikhomirova
Aleksey Batalov ... Georgi 'Gosha'
Irina Muravyova ... Lyudmila Gurina
Aleksandr Fatyushin ... Sergey 'Seryozha' Gurin
Raisa Ryazanova ... Antonina
Boris Smorchkov ... Nikolay
Yuriy Vasilev ... Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Natalya Vavilova ... Aleksandra, Katrina's daughter
Oleg Tabakov ... Volodya
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ... Rachkova's mother
Valentina Ushakova ... Nikolay's mother, Anna Nikitichna
Viktor Uralskiy ... Nikolay's father, Mikhail Ivanovich
Zoya Fyodorova ... Vakhtersha, Pasha's aunt
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Club director Olga Pavlovna
Tatyana Konyukhova ... Self
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Storyline

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love. Written by <alik@ipsun.ras.ru>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Funniest, Tenderest Love Story of the Year

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Soviet Union's second highest-grossing film of all time. It was surpassed only by Pirates of the 20th Century (1980) See more »

Goofs

When Katerina is talking to Gosha in the elektrichka train the position of the hand bag besides her changes between the shots. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Gurina: Don't cry.
Lyudmila Gurina: You know what Moscow thinks of tears.
Lyudmila Gurina: We shouldn't be sitting around, we should do something.
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Ciao, 2020! (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Dialog u novogodney yolki
("A dialogue by a New-Year tree")
Written by Sergey Nikitin and Yuri Levitansky
Performed by Tatyana Nikitina and Sergey Nikitin
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too much quality to sum up
11 May 2009 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

Vladimir Menshov's well-balanced 'Moscow does not believe in tears' provides a moving story about human warmth. About fortunes and misfortunes that can befell anyone of us -- enabling us to identify easily.

This film also is about a very East European female eagerness to hunt after Mr. Right. Pressure is on, for in Communist society failure usually meant a lifelong condemnation to a poor, worried, boring and tiring life in some drab Russian provincial town. With a big possibility that your husband would booze himself up too much.

No doubt this film's acting makes its strongest feature. Its uninterrupted, breathtaking quality convincingly carries you back some fifty years in time. To Moscow, the capital of the USSR. Although this Communist society has been gone for a long time, 'Moscow does not believe in tears' will easily get you back there.


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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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