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Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
In February 1980, was released the Soviet cult film by Vladimir Menshov “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” – a lyrical story about the lives of three friends provincials who came to conquer the capital. A year later, the American Film Academy has awarded its highest film award – “Oscar”, considering it the best foreign film of the year. “The thing that attracted me – it’s a great move, when Katerina gets an alarm clock and falls asleep crying and wakes up in a few years and wakes up her adult daughter. I even thought at first that I just missed a few pages. And when I realized that it is a decision – to jump in 20 years, I was impressed by the idea.” Such happiness that these films were, and every second it is possible to touch the beauty that has been already created. The film is permeated by the breath of the era. Feel Moscow of the 1950s as it was – bustling, colorful, variegated. Moscow was then still the capital of Russia and the Soviet state.

Vera Alentova and Irina Muravyova in the roles of Katerina and Lyudmila

Vera Alentova and Irina Muravyova in the roles of Katerina and Lyudmila

Stunning Katerina, as strong-willed and at the same time so fragile, helpless, wanting only one thing – love. Tossed and tormented, but experienced over the years, how many times has she turned off the light and cried, cried … then one day she met a man of her dream – Gosha. It is him, because such women must be treated firmly and confidently. And it doesn’t matter that he has 5 rubles in his pocket and dirty shoes, which she does not like. It is important that he loves her sincerely and deep, she feels that. Only this matters.

Gosha and Katerina

Gosha and Katerina

He becomes an example of a real man of whom of course dreams every woman. Because authoritativeness, the ability to take responsibility and incredible charisma of this man. At last Katerina is crying with a smile on her lips, because such happiness – simple and present she has been waiting for so many years.

Alexey Batalov in the role of Gosha

Alexey Batalov in the role of Gosha

For the role of Gosha, according to Vladimir Menshov, were audited a lot of actors, including Vitaly Solomin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Oleg Efremov, Leonid Diachkov. However, the director didn’t approve any one. Desperate, he decided to play the main character himself. But then he saw Alexei Batalov in the TV film “My dear man,” and immediately knew whom he should offer the role of Gosha. But Batalov was not impressed by the script, and in the role of intellectual-fitter he did not see himself. But in the end, he agreed.

Lyudmila on the film set

Irina Muravyova as Lyudmila on the film set

The final scene of the film is set in the kitchen. Gosha eats at the table while Katerina watches him with tears in her eyes. Gosha asks, “What’s wrong?” and Katerina replies, “I have been looking for you for so long”. After a moment of thought, Gosha says, “Eight days,” and Katerina says “No,” and then repeats, “I have been looking for you for so long,” implying that Gosha is the man she has been looking for her whole life.

The moment Lyudmila has learned Katerina is pregnant

The moment Lyudmila has learned Katerina is pregnant

Regards to all the actors, who do not play, but live, which created an atmosphere that made the film so amazingly unforgettable.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev himself was impressed by the film

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev himself was impressed by the film

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

According to Vladimir Menshov, US President Ronald Reagan, in preparation for a meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985, at least eight times saw the movie “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” to understand the mysterious Russian soul.

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

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