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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

Moskva slezam ne verit (original title)
This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

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Vladimir Menshov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Alentova ... Katerina 'Katia' Tikhomirova
Aleksey Batalov ... Georgi 'Gosha'
Irina Muravyova ... Lyudmila Gurina
Raisa Ryazanova ... Antonina
Aleksandr Fatyushin ... Sergey 'Seryozha' Gurin
Boris Smorchkov ... Nikolay
Yuriy Vasilev ... Rodion 'Rudolph' Rachkov
Natalya Vavilova ... Aleksandra, doch Kateriny
Oleg Tabakov ... Volodya
Yevgeniya Khanayeva ... maty Rachkova
Valentina Ushakova ... Anna Nikitichna, maty Nikolaya
Viktor Uralskiy ... Mikhail Ivanovich, otets Nikolaya
Zoya Fyodorova ... tetya Pasha, vakhtersha
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Olga Pavlovna, director kluba
Tatyana Konyukhova ... Herself
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love. Written by <alik@ipsun.ras.ru>

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The Funniest, Tenderest Love Story of the Year

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The episode where hockey player Gurin, who quit alcohol, again appeared drunk asking for money, was cut from the film. "Let's leave hope for spectators, that Gurin will improve"- said film director. See more »

Goofs

During the farewell scene of Gosha and Kolya you can see the microphone shadow on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Gurina: Don't cry.
Lyudmila Gurina: You know what Moscow thinks of tears.
Lyudmila Gurina: We shouldn't be sitting around, we should do something.
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Connections

Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Prazdnik GH-K-H (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Aleksandra, Aleksandra
Written by Sergey Nikitin and Dmitry Suharev and Yuri Vizbor
Performed by Tatyana Nikitina and Sergey Nikitin
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Let's remember this is a Russian Comedy
24 June 2001 | by s347999See all my reviews

Being of Russian descent and a first generation Australian, I first saw this film in the original Russian a year or two after it came out. At the time I thought it was one of the funniest things I had seen in a long long time. I saw it again when our World Movie channel broadcast it and I laughed just as hard and just as long. To understand the comedy in what appears to be a story of feminist angst you need to be Russian. There is no other way to see it. We don't see that the supposed conflict between between the heroine and her lover is that she is a manager and he is not. It's much more primal than that. It is because she EARNS more than he does. Women held managerial positions in the USSR since they first began driving tanks and tractors during the second world war. Most of us are brought up to believe that we can do just about anything, and a lot of the time we have to. So please, if you see this film, remember to laugh. Remember that Yes, Russians aren't happy unless they're miserable but the story of this film is also about the joy of rebuilding lives and relationships for both men and women and about the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly impossible odds.


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