Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This nostalgic comedy drama is set during the time of "communal apartments" in the 1950s, when very diverse people had to share pre-revolutionary apartments. Here, a woman who lives in such an apartment in Moscow has likeable neighbors who always come to her at the wrong moment to watch TV. She is an independent, emancipated woman. She meets an ambitious engineer from the provinces whom she likes, but things are not perfect between them and there are frequent breakups, which are not eased by having the neighbors almost literally in their laps most of the time. This very popular film is based on a play by Alexander Volodin.
apartment, break-up [romantic], neighbor, Russia, television