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Maria's Lovers (1984)

R | | Drama, Romance | January 1985 (USA)
After spending the last of WWII in a brutal Japanese POW camp leaving him with nightmares, Ivan returns home to Pennsylvania for his childhood friend, Maria. But he has rivals for her love.

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Gérard Brach (screenplay) (as Gerard Brach), Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nastassja Kinski ... Maria Bosic
John Savage ... Ivan Bibic
Robert Mitchum ... Ivan's Father
Keith Carradine ... Clarence Butts
Anita Morris ... Mrs. Wynic
Bud Cort ... Harvey
Karen Young ... Rosie
Tracy Nelson ... Joanie
John Goodman ... Frank
Danton Stone ... Joe
Vincent Spano ... Al Griselli
Lela Ivev Lela Ivev ... Anna
Elena Koreneva ... Vera
Anton Sipos Anton Sipos ... Peter
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Foreman
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Storyline

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria. Written by KGF Vissers

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Desired by all... But loved by only one. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Actor Keith Carradine sings in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Bibic: When I came home, everything went backwards.
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Connections

Featured in Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had You
Written by Ted Shapiro (as Shapiro) / Jimmy Campbell (as Campbell) / Reginald Connelly (as Connelly)
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An Obscure Treasure
19 December 2012 | by victornunnallySee all my reviews

Nastassja Kinski evokes something in the viewer. In Maria's Lovers, she is able to transform from an adolescent sexual lolita to a captivating experienced woman. I viewed the film in a foreign language so I just examined the characters, pacing, lighting, and what I witnessed was an obscure treasure from the 1980's. Nastassja Kinski was in her prime in 1984. She was an eccentric actor to the American audience, ravishing, spell binding, odd. Maria's Lovers is beautiful and lyrical, a film that lingers in the mind, asking questions and relating to moments of lovers. A fascinating study. The directing and cinematography are graceful. I love when we see Maria for the first time. She is so captivating and yet, something else...not sure what...something cool and refreshing. A Film for the Registry.


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Release Date:

January 1985 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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