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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears ()

Moskva slezam ne verit (original title)
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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.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Katerina 'Katya' Tikhomirova
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Georgiy 'Gosha'
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Lyudmila Sviridova
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Sergey 'Seryozha' Gurin
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Antonina Buyanova
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Nikolay
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Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
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Aleksandra - Katerina's Daughter
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Volodya
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Rachkov's Mother
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Nikolay's mother, Anna Nikitichna
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Nikolay's father, Mikhail Ivanovich
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Aunt Pasha
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Club director Olga Pavlovna
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Self
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Pyotr Lednev (as V. Paulus)
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Self
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Veniamin Nechaev ...
Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boris Andreyev ...
Domino Player
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Bakery worker (as L. Barabanova)
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Chief chemical plant engineer (as G. Bardin)
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Anton Kruglov (as V. Basov)
Irina Berezina ...
Irochka (as I. Berezina)
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Boris Aleksandrovich (as M. Bocharov)
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Gosha's friend (as A. Borodyanskiy)
Anatoli Chebotaryov ...
Anatoliy Grigoryevich (as A. Cheboraryov)
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Bride (as L. Danilina)
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Gosha's neighbor (as A. Danilova)
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Gosha's neighbor
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Bakery worker (as G. Dobrovolskaya)
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Domino Player
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Bypasser
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General (as V. Gusev)
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Wedding guest
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Hospital nurse (as L. Kalyuzhnaya)
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Film Crew Member
Ivetta Kiselyova ...
Margarita (as I. Kiselyova)
Yuriy Koblov ...
Gena (as Yu. Koblov)
Roman Kopeykin ...
Hooligan
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General's wife (as M. Krepkogorskaya)
Nikolay Kuznetsov ...
Nikolay Vasilyevich (as N. Kuznetsov)
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Old man in elevator (as V. Lazarev)
Vladislav Matveyev ...
Vitya Rachkov (as Slava Matveyev)
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Gosha's friend
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Poet
Sergey Nikitin ...
Vocal (voice)
Tatyana Nikitina ...
Vocal (voice)
Aleksandr Novikov ...
Plasterer
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Self (as E. Ozeryansky)
Yuriy Perov ...
Perov, PhD (as Yu. Perov)
Aleksandr Petrov ...
Trade Union Head
Dmitri Popov ...
Gena (as D. Popov)
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Admirer
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Accordionist at Wedding
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Store Customer
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Katerina's co-worker (as N. Sanko)
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Marina (as N. Savishcheva)
Raisa Sazonova ...
Hostel Neighbour
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Pub Visitor
Aleksey Shubin ...
Antonina and Nikolay's Son
Mikhail Shubin ...
Antonina and Nikolay's Son
Taysiya Shutova ...
Bride (as T. Shchutova)
Alfred Solyanov ...
Gosha's friend (as A. Solyanov)
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Lyudochka (as L. Stoyanova)
Nikolay Styrov ...
Hooligan
Igor Surovtsev ...
Wedding Guest
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Shorty at Pub
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Skyscraper watchman (as Ye.. Volskaya)
Andrei Voznesensky ...
Self
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Television director (as I. Vikhodtseva)
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Dima (as G. Yalovich)
Yuriy Zayev ...
Wedding Guest
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Nikita, Aleksandr's friend (as A. Zhiltsov)
Tatyana Zhukova-Kirtbaya ...
Polina (as T. Zhukova)
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Professor Tikhomirov (as M. Zimin)

Directed by

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Vladimir Menshov

Written by

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Valentin Chernykh ... ()
 
Vladimir Menshov ... ()

Music by

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Sergey Nikitin

Cinematography by

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Igor Slabnevich

Film Editing by

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Yelena Mikhajlova ... (as Ye. Mikhaylova)

Production Design by

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Said Menyalshchikov

Costume Design by

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Zhanna Melkonyan ... (as Zh. Melkonyan)

Makeup Department

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P. Kuzmina ... makeup artist (as P. Kuzminoi)

Production Management

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Vitali Boguslavsky ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vladimir Kuchinsky ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Mark Bronshteyn ... sound (as Mikhail Broshtein)

Special Effects by

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Oksana Kazakova ... special effects artist (as O. Kazakova)
Yuri Potapov ... special effects camera

Camera and Electrical Department

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Igor Bek ... camera operator (as I. Bek)
Anatoli Dzhirkvelov ... camera operator (as A. Dzhirkvelov)

Music Department

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Emin Khachaturyan ... conductor (as E. Khachaturyan)
Yuriy Levitanskiy ... lyricist
Dmitriy Sukharyov ... lyrics (as D. Sukharov)
Yuriy Vizbor ... lyrics (as V. Vizbor)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lyudmila Tsitsina ... script supervisor (as L. Tsytsina)

Additional Crew

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V. Zamishlyaev ... consultant
O. Zholondkovsky ... consultant

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The Funniest, Tenderest Love Story of the Year See more »
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Also Known As
  • Москва слезам не верит (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Moscow Distrusts Tears (World-wide, English title)
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Canada, English title)
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (World-wide, English title)
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (United States)
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Runtime
  • 150 min
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Budget $900,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 (1965), 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Love and Doves (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Aleksandra, Aleksandra 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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