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The Wedding (2000)

Svadba (original title)
The beautiful Tanya returns to her small mining town, after supposedly working as a model in Moscow. She decides to marry her shy school sweetheart Mishka, who now works in the mine. The ... See full summary »

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Pavel Lungin (as Pavel Lounguine)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marat Basharov Marat Basharov ... Mikhail 'Mishka' Krapivin
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ... Tanya
Andrey Panin ... Garkusha
Aleksandr Semchev ... Borzov
Vladimir Simonov ... Borodin
Mariya Golubkina ... Sveta
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Rimma
Elena Novikova Elena Novikova ... Zoika
Vladimir Kashpur ... Mishka's Grandfather
Vladimir Salnikov Vladimir Salnikov ... Mishka's Father
Galina Petrova ... Mishka's Mother
Marina Golub ... Café manager
Ilya Rutberg ... Kamussidi
Oleg Esaulenko ... Svetlanov (as Oleg Yessaoulenko)
Nadezhda Markina ... Valka
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The beautiful Tanya returns to her small mining town, after supposedly working as a model in Moscow. She decides to marry her shy school sweetheart Mishka, who now works in the mine. The miners finally receive some pay, but Mishka still ends up with no money to buy his bride a gift, so he seeks the help of his perpetually drunk buddy Garkusha. Mishka's poor working-class family all help to put on a fine wedding with copious amounts of vodka, even though they are suspicious of Tanya's occupation in Moscow, and of her connection with her Mafia ex-boyfriend Borodin. Written by Will Gilbert

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wedding | drink | love | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Drama

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anthropological wedding
13 August 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Pavel Lungin's "Svadba" ("The Wedding" in English) is mainly about a wedding, but also shows a contrast between the different kinds of worlds in Russia. Tanya, having worked as a model in Moscow, returns to her economically depressed hometown and decides to marry a friend from school. However, a series of issues arise as they get ready for the wedding.

Although we see the wedding and all its Russian traditions, the movie also looks at issues of corruption and the general hopelessness in this mining town. The opening scene (where the glamorous Tanya is on a bus with a bunch of gruff people) makes the contrast very clear. And then there's a bunch of stuff that we learn about the characters over the course of the movie.

I recommend it.


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Official Sites:

Arne Hoehne - press kit

Country:

France | Russia | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

27 September 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La noce See more »

Filming Locations:

Tula, Tula Oblast, Russia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,822, 1 October 2000

Gross USA:

$16,799
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1.66 : 1
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