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Babusya (2003)

An old Russian grandmother, a product of "old" Russia who took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, sacrificed everything for her children and even sold her house to get money for her ... See full summary »

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Lidiya Bobrova
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Shubina Nina Shubina ... Babusya
Olga Onishchenko Olga Onishchenko ... Liza
Anna Ovsyannikova Anna Ovsyannikova ... Anna
Vladimir Kulakov Vladimir Kulakov ... Viktor
Sergey Anufriev Sergey Anufriev ... Nikolay
Yuriy Ovsyanko Yuriy Ovsyanko ... Ivan
Valentina Cherkozyanova Valentina Cherkozyanova ... Valentina
Mariya Lobachova Mariya Lobachova ... Taya
Sergey Gamov Sergey Gamov ... Tolik
Tamara Tsyganova ... Masha
Polya Tilge Polya Tilge ... Olya
Sergey Kabanovskiy Sergey Kabanovskiy ... Leonid
Pavel Derevyanko ... Viktor's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Baranov
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Storyline

An old Russian grandmother, a product of "old" Russia who took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, sacrificed everything for her children and even sold her house to get money for her grandchildren, is shuttled among those very grandchildren--products of the "new" Russia--none of whom want her to stay with them since she's too much of a "burden" for them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

Russia | France

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

4 February 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Entertaining, but overlong
26 January 2004 | by rjcvanveenSee all my reviews

I say "Babusya" at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. It's quite an entertaining movie, but the story takes too long to be told. The acting is good, as is the Russian scenery. The direction is quite good.

The story of the film is its biggest flaw. It's nothing more than showing different relatives of "Granny", and how they all refuse to take her in. The movie is only 90 minutes long, but it seems so much longer because of this boring storyline.


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