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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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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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Very rapid, amazing, brilliant story of life!
21 April 2000 | by Natalie-7See all my reviews

This is a movie you instantly fall in love with -- romantic, refreshing, full of melody and extremely poetic. The actors are brilliant, they all make a history in cinema and theater. Shooting was made on the streets of good "old" Moscow, as stylish for some as Paris of 50s, Prague of 60s... Watch out for the movie connections, as you'll meet with cascades of quotations and analogies, both in word and in sound. Personally, I see it as a story of Master and Margo of nowadays. The story has lots of unexpected movements, you don't notice how it transforms from just a very nice intelligent comedy into an extremely philosophic hymn to freedom and beauty of life.


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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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