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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.

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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
Raisa Ryazanova ... Antonina
Aleksandr Fatyushin Aleksandr Fatyushin ... Sergey 'Seryozha' Gurin
Boris Smorchkov ... Nikolay
Yuriy Vasilev Yuriy Vasilev ... Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Natalya Vavilova ... Aleksandra, doch Kateriny
Oleg Tabakov ... Volodya
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ... maty Rachkova
Valentina Ushakova ... Anna Nikitichna, maty Nikolaya
Viktor Uralskiy ... Mikhail Ivanovich, otets Nikolaya
Zoya Fyodorova ... tetya Pasha, vakhtersha
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Olga Pavlovna, director kluba
Tatyana Konyukhova ... Herself
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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>

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of four Russian films ever to win Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The other are War and Peace (1966), Dersu Uzala (1975) and Burnt by the Sun (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the farewell scene of Gosha and Kolya you can see the microphone shadow on the wall. 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 Dans Paris (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Besame Mucho
Written by Consuelo Velázquez
From the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseñor"
Taken from "Goyescas" by Enric Granados (1911)
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Perfect love story
16 June 1999 | by pampeanoSee all my reviews

A soviet film very emotive and marvelous.When I saw by first turn I to touch much,because is a realist story about the life. And is more,like is a movie of 1979,in that time not are common see a single woman with a child.Well,my opinion is that this film is like that to announce the future.Well,in this moment are more divorces,single woman with a child,homosexuality, things that in that time not are very common.The director makes very good in to think and to realize this film.Deserving of the Oscar,is one of the films more memorable that I saw. My opinion:A perfect love story.Please,see this film.


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