Vokzal Dlya Dvoikh (1982)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 141 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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In this lengthy romantic comedy, a married pianist runs away from a traffic accident and seeks refuge at an enormous railroad station where he experiences a string of bad luck. But the pianist also meets an older waitress (Lyudmila Gurchenko and the two -- after a long preamble -- start a romance of sorts. A certain amount of satire on the social system and its foibles, as well as slightly erotic segments, and the acerbic train conductor played by Nikita Mikhalkov (an Academy Award-winning director) are a surprise in this otherwise routine interlude at a train station. This was a popular film when released in the USSR because of the two lead actors, but it does not quite come up to the previous standards of director Eldar Ryazanov.

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accident, luck, pianist, railroad, romance, waiter