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Five Evenings (1979)

Pyat vecherov (original title)
Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava.

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Nikita Mikhalkov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lyudmila Gurchenko ... Tamara Vasilyevna
Stanislav Lyubshin ... Aleksandr Petrovich Ilijn
Valentina Telichkina ... Zoya
Larisa Kuznetsova ... Katya
Igor Nefyodov ... Slava
Aleksandr Adabashyan ... Timofeyev
Nina Ter-Osipyan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lyudmila Gajlikovskaya ... (as L. Gajlinovskaya)
N. Kanarsky N. Kanarsky
S. Lobakov S. Lobakov
Olga Nikolaeva Olga Nikolaeva ... (as O. Nikolayeva)
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Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Evenings See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Guby okayannye
Written by Yuli Kim
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Masterly chamber piece
6 February 2005 | by gtzamSee all my reviews

Nikita Mikhalkov's adaptation of Bolodin's 1958 play "Five Evenings" is a wonderful Chekhovian film on interrupted love, dashed hopes and dreams, and unfulfilled happiness. This poetry of everyday life is put together with extreme flair by Mikhalkov who elicits pitch perfect performances from all of his cast members while assiduously using the cinematic means at his disposal to their expressive maximum. Such mastery of style becomes apparent after realising that although the film takes place exclusively indoors, there isn't the slightest tinge of filmed theatre. The subtle but brilliantly effective use of music, along with some innovating editing contribute to strengthening of the the emotive power of a film that occasionally reaches moments of transcendence.


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