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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

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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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This was the first Soviet film to depict graphic sexual intercourse on screen. See more »

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The Real Deal
28 May 2008 | by pelotardSee all my reviews

Forget every spy movie you've ever seen - this is what life was like in the USSR, and still is in many places in Russia and the ex-Soviet countries. Vera dreams of life of leisure, as she imagines the West to be; her reality is very different, with a bitter mother, a violent father, and the ever-present alcohol. And her prospects for the future are not much better. She finds a man and they try to patch up a life together, but he is afflicted by the same environment, both socially and physically - the scenery in this movie is brilliant, sitting comfortably in the company of post-apocalyptic movies but obviously done with no special effects; they have just walked in and shot whatever happened to be in front of the camera.

Forget your stereotyped, cold Russians of spy movies. This is the Real Deal: people are passionate, vibrant, and present in a way you'll never see in a drama from the West.


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