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Pokrov Gates (1983)

Pokrovskie vorota (original title)
Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; ... See full summary »

Director:

Mikhail Kozakov

Writers:

Leonid Zorin (play), Leonid Zorin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Menshikov ... Konstantin 'Kostik' Romin
Sofiya Pilyavskaya ... Alisa Vitalyevna
Leonid Bronevoy ... Arkadi Velyurov
Inna Ulyanova ... Margarita Khobotova
Anatoliy Ravikovich ... Lev Khobotov
Viktor Bortsov ... Savva Ignatevich
Elena Koreneva ... Lyudochka
Tatyana Dogileva ... Svetlana Popova
Elizaveta Nikishchikhina ... Nina Orlovich
Igor Dmitriev ... Gleb Orlovich
Evgeniy Morgunov ... Soyev
Natalya Krachkovskaya ... Soyev's Wife
Valentina Voilkova ... Rita (as V. Voilkova)
Emmanuil Geller ... Savelyich (as E. Geller)
Evgeniy Kuleshov ... (as Ye. Kuleshov)
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Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is Margarita Khobotov's new fiance. All these people live in one apartment and their lives constantly touch each other's. Written by Eugene <lorus@worldnet.att.net>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1983 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokrov Gates See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Trivia

Soviet censorship had a problem with the film's final sequence, where a motorcycle seems to be flying away. The asked the director, Mikhail Kozakov, "Where is it flying away to? Israel?" (referring to the massive immigration of Russian Jews to Israel at that time). Stunned, Kozakov replied, "No, to the future." See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits feature old black and white photographs of the actors in their childhood or youth. See more »

Alternate Versions

Soviet censors cut the part of the song about polka, where Velyurov is singing with Geargian accent. They thought it was a parody of Stalin. See more »

Connections

References Carnival in Moscow (1956) See more »

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Beautiful, kind, and supremely well done.
14 November 2000 | by iliawarlockSee all my reviews

This is a sweet, kind, beautifully filmed story of life in the late fifties Moscow, as seen by a young student, come from the provinces to live with his elderly aunt (the talented and breathtakingly beautiful Sofiya Pilyavskaya), in a shadowy communal apartment. If you are not watching in translation, take note of the songs. The three main songs of this film are nearly the most famous fifties songs written by the late, great Bulat Okudzhava. Leonid Bronevoy (memorable as Muller in "The Seventeen Moments of Spring" mini-series), is charming as the aging singer, Velyurov, and the unforgettable Morgunov has a brief part as the song-writer, dominated by his "evil genius" of a wife. This is a charming film.


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