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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

Taglines:

The Funniest, Tenderest Love Story of the Year

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Although the picture won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Soviet authorities prevented director Vladimir Menshov from traveling to the ceremony as they had suspicions about his politics, and he learned of his victory by telegram. Author and journalist Masha Gessen recounts an anecdote that Menshov telegraphed back, 'MOSCOW DOESN'T BELIEVE STOP IN TEARS STOP'. 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 Dans Paris (2006) 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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User Reviews

 
Very good movie
17 October 2002 | by akoumareSee all my reviews

This was one of the last movies I have seen before leaving Russia. I am watching it every time with a lot of pleasure. It is funny, and touching to tears some moments. It is also very realistic, as many women in Russia went through the same problems as the three girls, and it touches most of people in Russia. It is also showing that it is never late to restart and suceed in your life, and in spite of difficulties it is possible to reach your goal and success (whatever it means for you).


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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)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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