Karyera Dimy Gorina (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Russia, USSR  |  
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This standard comedy-drama about a bank teller's personal transformation has some of the accepted wisdom going for it, though no one would deny its political overtones. Directed by Frunze Dovlatyan, the story begins by introducing the title character, Dimitri Gorin (Alexander Demyanenko) a rather unhappy, timorous soul doomed to live out his days in his low-level, boring, white-collar job at the bank. Then Dimitri gets the chance of a lifetime to go work as an unskilled laborer on a hydroelectric system under construction in the scenic Ural mountains -- and he is off like a flash. The great outdoors, the friendship of his fellow workers, and a charming young miss all work wonders on the previously inhibited Dimitri.