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Little Vera (1988)

Malenkaya Vera (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 28 April 1989 (USA)
A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment ... See full summary »

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Vasili Pichul

Writer:

Mariya Khmelik
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalya Negoda ... Vera
Andrey Sokolov ... Sergei
Yuriy Nazarov ... Otets
Lyudmila Zaytseva ... Maty
Aleksandr Negreba ... Victor (as Aleksandr Alekseyev-Negreba)
Aleksandra Tabakova ... Chistyakova
Andrey Fomin Andrey Fomin ... Andrei
Aleksandr Mironov ... Tolik
Aleksandr Lenkov ... Mikhail Petrovich
Vadim Zakharchenko ... (as V. Zakharchenko)
Mariya Khmelik ... (as M. Khmelik)
Anatoliy Vasilev ... (as A. Vasilev)
Gennady Goryachev Gennady Goryachev ... (as G. Goryachev)
Ye. Maryutina Ye. Maryutina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ye. Fishkina Ye. Fishkina
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A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each other makes the living get rough. Their daily life is plagued with massive amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already small apartment after sleeping with her. Every day little Vera has to go through hell just to get by, which even involves her going against her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong. Written by Rosa Thompson

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Vera See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,262,598
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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worth watching once
11 December 2007 | by ngriffiSee all my reviews

What I found so interesting about this film was the incredible contrast of subject matter and mood between this film and the Russian films that came before it.

A product of Glasnost, in an attempt to modernize the cinema and remove censorship, allowed for Russians to be shown realistically and their individual stories be told instead of a happy Russian body of agreeable people.

The film addresses the reality of dysfunctional families, crammed into small apartments, alcoholism, poverty, and young adults confused and rebelling against authority.

Little Vera depicts Vera and her family with attitudes of hopelessness, apathy and loneliness.

I liked the movie for the fact that it is ground breaking – showing problematic issues and stories of individuals that were never or could never be shown on screen previously under oppressive governments.

I personally wouldn't watch it again. Its worth watching once! Once was enough for me because I hated all the characters and was left depressed after watching a movie where people are constantly fighting –but that- I think is the point of the film.


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