Strannaya Zhenshchina (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Irina Kupchenko stars in this psychological drama by the renowned director/writer team of Yuli Raizman and Yevgeny Gabrilovich. In the story, she is the entirely respectable wife of a career diplomat, with a teenaged son. Suddenly one day, she decides to leave her marriage and go live with her lover. In fact, her marriage has been rocky for some time, as her husband travels constantly and pays her little attention. She has a new lover, a divorced scientist with a daughter. However, she only tells her husband that she's leaving him. She doesn't tell anybody else -- not family, friends, nor even the man she is now living with. Eventually, she and her new lover also part ways, and after a brief visit with her mother, she takes an apartment to live in with just her son for company. However, all along she has had an admirer, considerably younger than she is, who has been looking for her so as to confess his love. At the end of the film, he finally catches up with her.

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daughter, diplomat, life-changes, life-choices, lover, neglect, scientist, son, spouse, teenagers, wife