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Chuchelo (1984)

| Drama | June 1987 (USA)
Unpopular girl being bullied in her class.

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Rolan Bykov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Orbakaite ... Lena Bessoltseva (as Kristina Orbakayte)
Yuriy Nikulin ... Grandfather
Elena Sanaeva ... Margarita Ivanovna
Dmitri Yegorov Dmitri Yegorov ... Dima Somov (as Mitya Yegorov)
Kseniya Filippova Kseniya Filippova ... Mironova (Iron Pin)
Anna Tolmachyova Anna Tolmachyova ... Shmakova (as Anya Tolmachyova)
Marina Martanova Marina Martanova ... Marina (Motya)
Svetlana Kryuchkova ... Hair-dresser
Rolan Bykov ... Music conductor
Oleg Bykov Oleg Bykov ... Petya (as O. Bykov)
Konstantin Chekhovsky Konstantin Chekhovsky ... Val'ka (as Kostya Chekhovsky)
Pavel Sanaev Pavel Sanaev ... Vasilev (as Pasha Sanaev)
Mariya Artyomova Mariya Artyomova ... Svetka (as Masha Artyomova)
Andrei Lomov Andrei Lomov
Nikolai Manvelov Nikolai Manvelov ... (as Kolya Manvelov)
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Unpopular girl being bullied in her class.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scarecrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Tver', Russia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lena Bessoltseva: Do you know why you're so smart? Because you are very modest. Therefore, you are so beautiful.
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superb teenage drama from 'thaw' Russia
30 November 1999 | by shaun jSee all my reviews

Fantastic Russian 'coming of age' film. A young girl is teased by her classmates (giving her the nickname 'Chuchelo', or 'Scarecrow') and she deals with it on her intelligence and wit. While this may sound grim (it is set in '80's Russia, after all), it is at times funny, weird and massively enjoyable. Very superior to many more popular American teenage films, is much more realistic and the script and acting sharper. A highly underrated gem - just try and find it!


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