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Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (1966)

A pack of guitar-wielding hikers board the bus back to the city; a stranger falls hard for one of the passengers, the very young and very married Lena.

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Gennady Shpalikov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inna Gulaya ... Lena
Kirill Lavrov ... Viktor
Yelizaveta Akulicheva ... Barmaid (as Ye. Akulicheva)
L. Babenko L. Babenko
Oleg Belov ... Friend Lena (as O. Belov)
Larisa Burkova Larisa Burkova ... Firefighter's Fiancee (as L. Burkova)
M. Verezgov M. Verezgov
Liliya Gurova ... Maid in a rest home (as L. Gurova)
Natalya Zhuravel ... Bus conductor (as N. Zhuravel)
Pavel Luspekayev ... Pavel (as P. Luspekayev)
A. Oppengeim A. Oppengeim
Marina Polbentseva ... Marina (as M. Polbentseva)
Viktor Perevalov ... Theatrically without a ticket (as V. Perevalov)
Yelena Chyornaya ... (as Ye. Chornaya)
Georgiy Shtil ... (as G. Shtil)
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A pack of guitar-wielding hikers board the bus back to the city; a stranger falls hard for one of the passengers, the very young and very married Lena.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

July 1967 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Dlugie i szczesliwe zycie See more »

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Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono
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This is a painfully sad and beautiful film.
10 June 2005 | by weintraubeSee all my reviews

One of the truest and realistic depiction of Russian romance (maybe not only Russian) and life. No wonder it was immediately forbidden and never reached audiences. If you ever have an opportunity to see it, jump om it! I had a chance to see it in New York Lincoln Center Socsiety's presentation of Soviet Cinema of the 60's with was amazing, but this film was stuck in my mind for many-many month. It is not a type of film you can write about, it is very visual and goes far beyond words. It is a true cinematic experience. It is an only film directed by one of the most talented people of Russian cinematography, who wrote scrips for some of the best Soviet movies of that period.


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