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You I Love (2004)

Ya lyublyu tebya (original title)
On their first anniversary, Vera comes home to discover her boyfriend Tim in bed with another man.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Damir Badmaev Damir Badmaev ... Uloomji
Lyubov Tolkalina Lyubov Tolkalina ... Vera Kirillova
Evgeniy Koryakovskiy Evgeniy Koryakovskiy ... Timofei Pechorin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Agapova ... Elderly Neighbor
Aleksandr Dulerayn ... Deputat
Irina Grineva Irina Grineva ... Make-Up Girl
Anatoly Mankhadykov Anatoly Mankhadykov ... Uloomji's Father
Valentina Mankhadykova Valentina Mankhadykova ... Uloomji's Mother
Yuriy Sherstnyov ... Watchman at the Zoo
Victor Shevidov Victor Shevidov ... Uncle Vanya
Alisa Tanskaya Alisa Tanskaya ... Woman, discussing Vera
Mikhail Tarabukin ... Lyolik
Emanuel Michael Vaganda Emanuel Michael Vaganda ... John
Aleksandr Vartanov Aleksandr Vartanov ... Voice of a radio DJ
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Vera and Tim are successful young professionals living fast-paced lives in ultra-modern Moscow. Their lives crackle with the capitalist energy of excess, anxiety, consumption, and stress- and they are in love. Everything changes one night when Tim accidentally drives his car into Uloomji, a young Kalmyk day worker. (The Kalmyks are a semi-nomadic people of Mongolian decent.) The two men begin a torrid affair that involves howling and knocking over a lot of furniture. Tim is attracted to Uloomji's exotic demeanor and liberated by his impulsiveness and lack of inhibition. To Uloomji, Tim embodies a kind of class and refinement he sees only in magazines. Vera struggles to comprehend their bond and her boyfriend's erratic behavior. She is dragged reluctantly into a bizarre love triangle. Before long, all three lives unravel, exemplified by a visit to a Buddhist healer, a three-way in the bathroom of a gay bar, a faked death and a kidnapping. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English | Kalmyk-Oirat

Release Date:

23 February 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow Zoo, Moscow, Russia See more »

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Gross USA:

$60,815, 29 July 2005
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Lightweight Russian charm
16 June 2005 | by grahamclarkeSee all my reviews

Foreign films have an intrinsic advantage in that their milieu in itself tends to have great charm for audiences unfamiliar with that particular country and its people. What we know of foreign countries is largely based on superficial television coverage so when we seemingly are afforded a supposedly more realistic glimpse into foreign cultures, the result has a certain refreshing quality to it. "You I Love" owes it success primarily to this factor. It's something of a novelty to watch a Russian light comedy concerning a bisexual Muscovite yuppie.

While the end result is not more than an amusing 85 minutes the three protagonists have very engaging screen presences, especially the two males in their debut appearances, (according to IMDb).

Very lightweight but not without charm.


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