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Maria's Lovers (1984)

R | | Drama, Romance | January 1985 (USA)
Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Gérard Brach (screenplay) (as Gerard Brach), Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nastassja Kinski ... Maria Bosic
John Savage ... Ivan Bibic
Robert Mitchum ... Ivan's Father
Keith Carradine ... Clarence Butts
Anita Morris ... Mrs. Wynic
Bud Cort ... Harvey
Karen Young ... Rosie
Tracy Nelson ... Joanie
John Goodman ... Frank
Danton Stone ... Joe
Vincent Spano ... Al Griselli
Lela Ivev Lela Ivev ... Anna
Elena Koreneva ... Vera
Anton Sipos Anton Sipos ... Peter
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Foreman
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Storyline

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria. Written by KGF Vissers

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Desired by all... But loved by only one. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English | Croatian | Serbian

Release Date:

January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los amantes de María See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

English language and American feature film directorial debut of Russian director Andrey Konchalovskiy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Written by Duke Ellington / Bob Russell
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Beautiful film nobody know s about ----
30 April 2005 | by karenshaSee all my reviews

Saw this film long ago and thought it was beautiful and moving. It was imperative to understanding this film to know that during the time the husband was imprisoned, Maria's picture had become a religious icon for him. SHe had become a saint in his mind, and therefore the problems resulting with him unable to treat Maria as a real woman after his return from the war. It is important to know that Orthodox religions pray through the Saints. Her picture was the only thing he had to keep sane during his prisoner of war years, so it was of immense importance. THe short black and white war scene at the beginning of the film had to be considered very carefully before one could understand the horrors this man had endured. It is important to realise, especially today, that men come back from war changed, although we stay the same.


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