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Cloud-Paradise (1990)

Oblako-ray (original title)
In a dreary Russian village, over-enthusiastic and underappreciated Kolya spontaneously announces that he has plans to leave for the far-east today, garnering far more attention and support than he anticipated.


Nikolay Dostal
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Credited cast:
Andrey Zhigalov Andrey Zhigalov ... Kolya
Sergey Batalov ... Fedya
Irina Rozanova ... Valya, Fedya's Wife
Alla Kliouka Alla Kliouka ... Natalia
Anna Ovsyannikova Anna Ovsyannikova ... Tatiana Ivanovna, Natalia's Mother
Vladimir Tolokonnikov ... Felomeev
Lev Borisov ... Filip Makarovich
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zinaida Vorkul ... An Elderly Neighbor


Early Sunday morning in a small Soviet town. Loitering in idleness, Kolya is hanging around and bothering the townsfolk with goofy talk. As no-one shares his enthusiasm, he decides to visit his friend Fyodor. Kolya finds him weary and indifferent. In an attempt to catch his attention, Kolya breaks the news: he's about to leave for the Russian Far East. Surprisingly, this decision of him gets overwhelming support; Kolya becomes a local hero, and all his neighbors suddenly get involved in seeing him off. Those materialistic ones start buying Kolya's furniture, as Fyodor convinces his friend to write a letter of resignation Written by Anonymous

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A film about nothing. Sort of amusing, even memorable, but not a masterpiece
10 May 2017 | by peruhealingSee all my reviews

One of the slowest starts in movie history sets the character of what is to follow. Conversations about nothing, decent acting, a few amusing moments. Somehow you feel a certain affinity with the main character, and the film is memorable despite the fact that absolutely nothing happens in it. A very strange soviet movie, the main virtue of which is originality. Does not have any laugh out loud moments. It is neither a comedy nor a drama.

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1990 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Cloud Heaven See more »

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Filmstudio 12A, Mosfilm See more »
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