Alyoshkina Lyubov (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Only slightly peppered with political propaganda, this standard romantic comedy about a semi-misfit oil worker balances the politics by taking some jabs at cultural programs and other hype in the USSR. Aliocha's (Leonide Bikov) job is in the Russian steppes where he works with others looking for oil and mineral deposits. His heart seems to be only half into his work -- he is distracted and downbeat -- until he meets Zina (Alexandra Zavialova), the beautiful and independent-minded daughter of the local train-station manager. However, Aliocha soon discovers that finding love is only the first step in a potential relationship.

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oil-worker, daughter, love, train-station