Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
A showcase for the talents of leading actress Lyudmila Gurchenko, this drama is entertaining largely because of her abilities as a singer, dancer, and dramatic actress. She plays Lera Goncharova, a star of musicals whose one desire is to perform in a serious dramatic piece. Lera seems to gotten her chance when director Shevtsov (Oleg Tabakov) is looking for someone to star in his new production. Aplodismenty, Apoldismenty, directed by Viktor Buturlin, won the prize for Best First Film in the 1985 Soviet Film Awards in Minsk.