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In a small urban flat, grandma, mom, and two daughters live in partial harmony. Grandma is bed-ridden and mute, but rings a bell above her head. Her daughter Nina, a museum docent, misses ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Inna Churikova ... Nina
Yelena Bogdanova ... Grandmother
Svetlana Ryabova ... Lidiya
Mariya Golubkina ... Nastya
Andrey Tolubeev
Andrei Kasyanov
Stanislav Zhitaryov
Igor Kvasha
Rostislav Yankovskiy
Galina Kazakova
Vladimir Borisov Vladimir Borisov
Aleksandr Filatov Aleksandr Filatov
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In a small urban flat, grandma, mom, and two daughters live in partial harmony. Grandma is bed-ridden and mute, but rings a bell above her head. Her daughter Nina, a museum docent, misses male friendship and both her ex-husbands. Each fathered a daughter: Lida, beautiful, in her 20's, having an affair with her boss, and contemplating a month's vacation with him, and Nastiya, acerbic, 15, in trade school. It's grandma's birthday, so the women prepare a celebration; Nina's new male friend and both girls' fathers come. Lida learns more about her boss, and Nastiya announces she's pregnant just as her ex-boyfriend bangs on the door, drunk. Even grandma has a surprise for the family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1990 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam's Rib See more »

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Gross USA:

$239,008
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Goskino, Mosfilm, Panmeter See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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kitchen sink Russian character study is a diamond in the rough
11 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

This bittersweet Russian import likely never found an audience after being falsely marketed as a 'sexy, spicy comedy' about three women who 'make love to the Revolution' (whatever that means). The film is actually a quiet, graceful character study of a twice-divorced woman and her two grown daughters, trying to sort out their problems (with men, with money, and with each other) in their claustrophobic Moscow apartment. It's been compared to the working class comedy dramas of Mike Leigh, and not without reason: the emotional moment when the 49-year old heroine vents a lifetime of frustration on her bedridden mother is reminiscent of a key scene at the climax of Leigh's 'Life Is Sweet'. This wasn't the first time director Vyachaslev Krishtofovich was let down by American advertising ineptitude (see 'Lonely Woman Seeks Life Companion'), and the problem here is compounded by the choice of title, with its echoes of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. But don't be misled: the film is a poignant and (by new Russian standards) surprisingly understated drama, all the more welcome at a time when the ersatz Soviet film industry was becoming more westernized.


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