Bezymyannaya Zvezda (1979)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Yuri German

Popular Russian actor Mikhail Kozakov directed this romantic comedy set in a small provincial town where the main cultural attraction is a glimpse of a fast train going by. One day, something extraordinary happens, as the train stops and a worldly, elegant woman from a big city steps off. That woman, Mona (Anastasiya Vertinskaya), has no ticket, and the station master insists that she must buy one. She has no money, and there are no trains until tomorrow, so she ends up staying at the house of local schoolteacher Marin Miroiu (Igor Kostolevsky). Miroiu, who teaches astronomy, claims to have discovered a previously unknown star. At first, Mona dislikes the bookish schoolteacher, but gradually the two fall in love. Their idyll is interrupted by the arrival of Mona's wealthy lover (Mikhail Kozakov), who wants to take her back to city life.



schoolteacher, small-town, woman, love, astronomy, lover, train [locomotive]