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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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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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11 February 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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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

When Lyudmila and her friend approach the office building she is wearing a pair of white shoes. Once inside the building the shoes color changes to black. 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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Referenced in Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers (1986) See more »

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Daddy Cool
Music by Frank Farian and Peter Bischof
Lyrics by Frank Farian and George Reyam
Performed by Boney M.
(album released on 31-5-1976)
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story about Soviet Cinderella
17 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you try to understand the meaning of Soviet mode of life (especially place of woman in Soviet society), this film represents the best one you can find for this purpose. The destinies of three women are depicted in clear and awesome way, and the most important you can see is that whatever happens in life, try to be optimist and to do everything not to give up living and being happy.


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