Molodye (1971)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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This Russian-made love story was blessed by Soviet authorities as being entirely wholesome. When Alexei, a struggling and very serious engineer, rescues rich-girl Zhenia from a group of thugs, she is grateful but would have left it at that. Alexei, however, follows up on their acquaintance, and Zhenia forsakes her previous fiancé to marry this stolid young man. Their courtship takes them all over Moscow. After marriage, Zhenia goes to live with Alexei. She is used to the finer things in life, however, and his apartment is extremely tiny and grim. She returns to her parent's home, and he volunteers for a work brigade in the frozen North. One highlight of this film is its very glamorous photography of the city of Moscow.

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courtship, engineering, fiancee, gangster, love, rescue