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Moscow does not Believe in Tears (Ruscico) (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): Ruscico, MosFilm
DVD Region: ALL
2 DVD Set
Theatrical release: 1979
DVD release: 2001
Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s): Russian, English, French
Subtitles: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, English, German, Russian
Format: 4:3
Genre(s): Melodrama

An Oscar winner for “best foreign film”. This is a melodrama about the life stories of the three girls. Three friends, Antonina, Liudmila and Yekaterina, come to Moscow in search of their dream. Sharing a hostel room, they work and play together. Antonina soon marries a good man and settles down to raise a family. For Liudmila, Moscow is a sort of lottery, in which you have to pick the lucky ticket. She attempts to conquer the big city, but ends up a loser. The life of the third girl, Yekaterina, is a contemporary Cinderella story. She had her share of disappointments, but did not despair. In twenty years she built up a career and became the director of a big enterprise. A single parent of a daughter, she finally meets the right man and, after long and bitter years of loneliness, finds true happiness…

Awards: Grand Prize at the IFF in Portugal, 1980; Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 1980; Saint-Michel Prize for best Actress (Vera Alentova) at the Brussels IFF, 1981

Special Freatures:
Pictures and filmography of the film’s authors; Candids from the shooting ground; A documentary about Moscow; An interview with the leading actresses V. Alentova, I. Muravyova, R. Ryazanova; An interview with the director V. Menshov; An interview with the script writer V. Chernykh; An interview with the composer S. Nikitin.

Director:
Vladimir Men'shov

Script:
Valentin Chernykh

Camera:
Igor' Slabnevich

Music:
Sergej Nikitin

Cast:
Zoya Fedorova, Viktor Ural'skij, Liya Akhedzhakova, Aleksey Batalov, Vera Alentova, Irina Muravieva, Aleksandr Fatyushin, Raisa Ryazanova, Boris Smorchkov, Yurij Vasil'ev, Natal'ya Vavilova, Evgeniya Khanaeva, Innokentij Smoktunovskij, Valentina Ushakova, Oleg Tabakov, Leonid Kharitonov, Viktor Lazarev

Art Director:
Said Menyal'cshikov

Lyrics:
Dmitry Sukharev, Yurij Vizbor

Sound producer:
Mark Bronshtejn