Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Soviet-produced comedy drama features Oleg Basilashvili as Buzykin, an absent-minded English translator. Buzykin's faulty memory and his inability to budget his time properly causes no end of trouble for his wife, his publisher, and his mistress. Directed by the prolific Georgi Danelia, Autumn Marathon was originally titled Osenny Marafon and sometimes known as A Sad Comedy. Supporting performer Yevgeni Leonov received the Best Actor Award at the 1979 Venice Film Festival.
extramarital-affair, family, friendship, love, love-triangle, translator
High Artistic Quality