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Ruthless millionaire Vassa Zheleznova is the head of a wealthy entrepreneurial family. She can do anything to protect its reputation, even push her husband to suicide.

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Gleb Panfilov

Writers:

Maxim Gorky (play), Gleb Panfilov
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Cast overview:
Inna Churikova ... Vassa Zheleznova
Vadim Mikhaylov Vadim Mikhaylov ... Husband
Nikolai Skorobogatov ... Brother
Valentina Telichkina ... Servant
Olga Mashnaya ... Daughter
Yana Poplavskaya ... Daughter
Valentina Yakunina ... Daughter-in-law
Vyacheslav Bogachyov Vyacheslav Bogachyov ... Son
Ivan Panfilov Ivan Panfilov ... Grandson (as Vanya Panfilov)
Albert Filozov ... Melnikov
Vsevolod Sobolev Vsevolod Sobolev
Tatyana Kravchenko
Tatyana Kalistratova Tatyana Kalistratova
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Storyline

Nizhny Novgorod, 1913. In the house of the Zheleznov family, children are taught from a very young age to say "It's mine" - my ship, my house, my factory. Members of this family count the money acquired through the labor of others, and can spend it overnight playing cards. They engage themselves in reckless adultery and secretly spy on each other, pray and take part in shady dealings in the name of God. Vassa has it all - money, power, authority and intelligence. But does not have one thing - the future. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 September 1983 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Vassza See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 56th Academy Awards in 1984. See more »

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Version of The Mistress (1953) See more »

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