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It so happens that peaceful kindergarten teacher is incredibly similar to the terrible villain who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great. And villain's accomplices are unexpectedly similar to children - they also need love and care.
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A very good cop tries to catch a very insidious and extremely clever serial car thief. The bitter irony is that the thief is not very clever, absolutely not insidious, and moreover - a virtuous person and his friend.
Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all the time are inconvincing, but he never has the courage to tell her the truth. His lover, Alla, is aware of his family life, but gets offended when, for example, he cannot meet her so that he doesn't come home late, or when he doesn't want to go home in a new jacket she gives him to avoid having to explain to his wife. Alla and Nina, Andrei's wife, both leave him, forgive him, and return to him at the same time, and Andrei continues with this kind of life, full of suffering and deceit. Finally, both women are so fed up with his lies that they don't believe him even when he is telling the truth...Written by
Denis Chebikin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980. See more »
Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin:
"For whom would nature exist with no one to behold her?" Question mark. "With no one to feel the swirling snow blowing ever colder?" Question mark. "No one to fear the thunder with its mighty roar?" Question mark. "No one to greet the wind blowing from afar?" Question mark. "No one to hear the waves lapping at the shore?" Question mark. "No one to scan the sky to spy the falling star?"
Alla Mikhaylovna Yermakova - Buzykin's Mistress:
Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin:
"For no one... for herself... for a lark." What? What is it?
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Shto stoish, kachayas
Russian folk song
Based on a poem by Ivan Surikov (uncredited)
Performed by Oleg Basilashvili (uncredited) and Natalya Gundareva (uncredited)
First song sung by Buzykin and his wife when Viktor and Yelena tape them See more »
Overall enjoyable but could be better in some areas
While I did enjoy watching this film, I will preface that it was entertaining to watch but the film doesn't deliver as well in the comedy area despite being labeled as a dramatic comedy. There were really one one or two scenes in the movie that particularly made me laugh or elicited a chuckle, while most of the other scenes fell short of that mark. That does not mean the film was bad by any means, rather in my opinion it managed to keep my attention and Andrey's character or rather lack of character was something that hit close to home, in a good way though. The supporting characters complemented the plot very well and the situations that Andrey got himself into made me further interested in what was to come next. I would definitely recommend this film even to those who have no idea about Russian film.
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