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A Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1987)

Zabytaya melodiya dlya fleyty (original title)
The former musician must make a hard choice between freedom with a mistress and comfortable life with a wife.

Director:

Eldar Ryazanov

Writers:

Emil Braginskiy (play), Emil Braginskiy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Filatov ... Leonid Filimonov
Tatyana Dogileva ... Lida
Irina Kupchenko ... Yelena
Valentin Gaft ... Odinokov
Aleksandr Shirvindt
Sergey Artsibashev
Elena Mayorova ... Lyusya (as Yelena Majorova)
Vsevolod Sanaev ... Yaroslav Stepanovich
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ... Leonid's Father
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Olga Volkova ... Surova
Pyotr Merkurev
Yelena Fadeyeva
Evgeniy Tsymbal
Evgeniy Voskresenskiy
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Storyline

A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a "big man's" daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate's sections felt unwell one day: the forty-year-old man had a pain in his heart. This unpleasant incident provided an opportunity to meet a nurse named Lida. However, their stormy love affair ended, with Filimonov returning to normal life and an unloved wife. Written by Burly.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 October 1987 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A Forgotten Tune for the Flute See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$85,360
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm, Sovexportfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Pesnya byurokratov
Written by Andrei Petrov and Eldar Ryazanov
Performed by Tatyana Nikitina and Sergey Nikitin
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Maybe, Ryazanov's best
1 May 2007 | by shuseiSee all my reviews

I've seen several of his films, from "Beware,the car" to recent "Silent abyss",but this is the only one film which made me not only laugh but also cry. This is a timeless story of love, maybe banal, but extremely sincerely told and performed.It will be very difficult to find such acting now in Hollywood films and in Europien "arthouse"films,as that of Leonid Filatov and Tatyana Dogileva. They seems to be utterly ordinary people whom we can see in any big city, but being so, they display us full range of emotions and feelings,and, to the end, even dignity of human being. The historical and social background is also interesting,as it is the time of hope and disappointment,the beginning of perestroika. But this film can be seen with laughter and tears without such context. This film evidenced that,melodrama,romantic comedy can be great work of art even today.


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