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Blagochestivaya Marta (1980)

| Comedy | TV Movie
Spain, XVII century. Two students, Felipe and Pastrano, who left an annoying university, decide to look for happiness in Madrid.


Yan Frid


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Cast overview:
Margarita Terekhova ... Doña Marta
Emmanuil Vitorgan ... Don Felipe
Nikolay Karachentsov ... Pastrana
Svetlana Toma ... Doña Lucía
Vladislav Strzhelchik ... Don Gómez
Ekaterina Raykina Ekaterina Raykina ... Doña Inés (as Yekaterina Rajkina)
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Captain Urbina
Oleg Vidov ... Lieutenant
Pyotr Kadochnikov Pyotr Kadochnikov ... Don Antonio
Ye. Kamenskaya Ye. Kamenskaya
L. Prokopenko L. Prokopenko
Roman Furman Roman Furman
Aleksandr Khazin Aleksandr Khazin


Spain, XVII century. Two students, Felipe and Pastrano, who left an annoying university, decide to look for happiness in Madrid.

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Lope de Vega enriched
27 February 2004 | by sunlionSee all my reviews

A classic masterpiece of the Russian cinema, that stems from theater. A 17 century comedy, which probably would be just mildly amusing in a routine performance, here, performed by a cast of immensely brilliant actors (and also friends and very close colegues in life), directed by a very talented director in a style of a musical comedy and set with music by a most generous and wonderful composer, the 300 years old play shines like a restored old Velaskez painting. This is not "costume movie", it is the best performance of the work of "Phoenix of the Spain" that it ever had. This film illustrates that fun in no way has to be vulgar, sloppy and full of cliches, and art is boring only when done by a non-artist nincompoop. The fact that all former USSR is watching these films again after the wave of Western production is absolutely no wonder. This is art, enough said !

P.S. The "matching diamond" is film "Dog on a hay" (Sobaka na sene), by another play by de Vega.

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