Vlyublen Po Sobstvennomu Zhelaniyu (1982)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1983 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Director Sergei Mikaelyan, known for his 1974 release Premium, takes a look this time at how romance can blossom between the most unlikely people. Oleg (Oleg Yankovsky) is a handsome factory worker with a relentlessly boring job that leads him to spend a lot of time socializing with his buddies and drinking. Vera (Yevgenia Glushenko) is a plain-looking librarian from a physically unattractive family who has never been able to develop a romantic liaison with anyone. When she meets Oleg, she tries to get him interested in books; she wants him to see his life differently, to appreciate his work and maybe not drink so much. At first Oleg shuns her, but in the end she prevails, and he begins to see himself and her in an entirely new light. For her role as Vera in this easy-going romantic story, Yevgenia Glushenko won the "Best Actress" award at the 1983 Berlin Film Festival.



alcoholism, boredom, factory-worker, library, love