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Amerikanskaya doch (1995)

A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.

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Karen Shakhnazarov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Whitbeck ... Anya (as Alison Whitbeck)
Vladimir Mashkov ... Varakin
Mariya Shukshina ... Helen
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... Ardov
Steven Epp Steven Epp ... David
Johnny Hayes Johnny Hayes ... Police Chief
Malcolm Brownson ... Bill
Jennifer Davis Jennifer Davis ... Jane
Dale Morris ... Martin
Teddy Lane Jr. ... Smith (as Teddy Lane Junior)
Mariann V. Carothers Mariann V. Carothers ... Hairdresser (as Mariann Carothers)
Brian Laurence Brian Laurence ... Brian
Robin Huntington Robin Huntington ... Mrs. Bolt
Charlie Samuel Charlie Samuel ... Police Officer
Kim Daffisi-Brown Kim Daffisi-Brown ... Police Officer
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A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Kazakhstan | Russia

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

July 1995 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

American Daughter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Karavan,Kuryer,Roskomkino See more »
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It was filmed in northern California, in Petaluma, at a place called Zoya's Diner, and in Pleasanton at the jail. Other scenes were shot around the Bay Area, in San Fransisco and in Berkeley. See more »

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Russian comes to US
10 May 2017 | by theta30See all my reviews

+++Varakin is a father who comes to US to see his daughter whom he didn't meet for 4 years and is now 7. The girl lives with her mother in a luxurious home and with a well-to-do new father, apparently living American dream.

However, the girl seems unsatisfied and she gets very attached to the Russian man. The latter is handsome and genuine and plays guitar. But doesn't speak English.

There are some funny moments, as we expect(stereotypes or not), from the way Russians behave within American culture.

The little girl is precocious (maybe too smart for her age), cute and well acting.

The morale of the movie is that money and material comfort are not substitute for love.

--- I think many characters are illustrated with too a thick brush. The new parents are too materialistically blind and selfish. In his runaway, the fugitives are taken by a redneck truck driver, who is too coarse. The prison cop is too silent. Character development suffers.

At some point, I think while entering the library, one can see the shadow of the camera on wall.


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