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Love and Lies (1981)

Vam i ne snilos... (original title)
A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates ... See full summary »

Director:

Ilya Frez

Writers:

Ilya Frez (as Ilya Abramovitsh Frez), Galina Shcherbakova (screenplay) (as G. Shcherbakova) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatyana Aksyuta ... Katya Shevchenko (as Tanya Aksyuta)
Nikita Mikhaylovsky ... Roman Lavochkin
Elena Solovey ... Tanechka, the literature teacher
Irina Miroshnichenko ... Lyudmila Sergeevna, Katya's mother
Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina ... Vera, Roman's mother (as Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina)
Albert Filozov ... Kostya, Roman's father
Tatyana Pelttser ... Roman's grandmother
Rufina Nifontova ... Tanechka's mother
Evgeniy Gerasimov ... Volodya, Katya's stepfather
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... Alena
Leonid Filatov ... Mihail, Tanechka's friend
Vadim Kurkov ... Sashka (as V. Kurkov)
Lyubov Sokolova ... Postman
Elena Mayorova ... Katya's neighbour (as Yelena Majorova)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentin Golubenko
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Storyline

A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own. Written by Boris Shafir <borisshafir@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 March 1981 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Lies See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)
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Trivia

Tatyana Aksyuta, the actor who played Katya Shevchenko in the movie, was actually 23 years old while playing the role of the 16-17 years old girl. She was the oldest one of all "teenagers", and when they were going to the movies while all the 16 year old guys were given a pass, she was refused. See more »

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Poslednyaya Poema - Vam I Ne Snilos
Performed by Irina Otieva
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Russian Romeo and Juliet plus essays on love
18 January 2003 | by Silents FanSee all my reviews

At first glance, this seems like a simple retelling of Romeo and Juliet with teenage lovers frustrated by the machinations of their families.

Tatyana Aksyuta is well-cast as the waif-like Katya who seems in danger of being consumed by her passion for the son of her mother's old boyfriend. Likewise, Nikita Mikhajlovsky, gives probably the best performance of his short, tragic career as Roman, whose pure, boundless love for Katya triumphs over the scheming of his mother and grandmother.

But there is more to the story which seems intent on examining all the different ways that love can grow, change, thrive or die.

Tanechka, the sympathetic teacher longs for the pure, romantic love of literature and is unsatisfied with the attentions of her rather crass lover. Searching for perfection, she seems certain to live her life alone and unfulfilled.

Katya's mother seems finally to have found contentment with her second husband after a failed teenage romance with Roman's father and a failed first marriage to Katya's father.

Roman's father's lingering love for Katya's mother makes him seem like a fool, but, because he is in love, he doesn't care.

Roman's mother's love for his father and for Roman finds expression only in jealousy, bitterness and manipulation.

This is a pretty story, well-portrayed by appealing actors. And unlike Shakespeare, it has a happy ending.


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