Odinokaya Zhenschina Zhelaet Poznakomit'Sya (1987)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Russia, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

A loveless young Russian woman decides to find a boy friend by posting handbills containing the title information plus home address in this comedy. Unfortunately, what she gets is a filthy, homeless bum who shows the same night and demands she give him money. Naturally she does what any wise young woman would do and clonks him on the noggin with her iron board. As soon as he regains consciousness she boots him out into the street. Despite her brutish ways, the hobo finds the girl attractive and continues showing up at her apartment on a variety of feeble pretexts. As the game continues, the lonely girl can't help but be charmed by the persistent stranger and eventually gives him a key so he can have a place to stay while he looks for work. She also buys him appropriate clothing. The two slowly become better friends and that is enough to brighten each of their dreary lives (they never do get physical) and give them hope to make the best of things until the stories bittersweet conclusion. Lonely Woman.... was originally billed as the first post glastnost comedy to be released in Russia.




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