Marina, a forty-year-old Russian woman, lives in a small village in South Leicestershire in England. Seven years ago she married Gregory, a village garage owner, a collector of Morris Minor...
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Marina, a forty-year-old Russian woman, lives in a small village in South Leicestershire in England. Seven years ago she married Gregory, a village garage owner, a collector of Morris Minor cars and an Ipswich Town supporter. Marina met Gregory when he came to Russia to see Ipswich Town playing against Torpedo Moscow, and moved to England with her then five-year-old daughter in the hope of happiness and a secure future for her child. A journalist and a writer in her previous life, she now works as a local hairdresser and in her spare time writes for the parish magazine. Gregory loves her, and her daughter seems to flourish in a private school, but Marina doesn't feel happy and satisfied with her life - and can't really explain why. The feeling increases when she goes to London to meet Valentina, an old friend who is visiting from Moscow. Valentina has become a successful writer and Marina asks herself whether maybe she could also write books in Russian, her native language which ...Written by
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I started with much trepidation as some Russian films are a bit thin on the ground with dialogue and the plot/screenplay itself. However, the film itself is very enjoyable and unlike many films these days is a bit more in depth with both the character's roles within the film and the way the film plays out the plot.
The English village and surrounding countryside has been well selected from a locational viewpoint and is populated by some village residents that bring a smile to your face with their bantering between each other. The village idiot who is clearly barking mad is also quite amusing in his own small way. I highly recommend this film.
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