Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Eldar Ryazanov: Office Romance - Служебный роман (1977)

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Writers: Emil Braginsky, Eldar Ryazanov
Operator: Vladimir Nahabtsev
Composer: Andrei Petrov (II)
Artists : Alexander Borisov (III), Sergey Voronkov
Country: USSR
Production: MOSFILM
Year: 1977
Premiere: October 26, 1977

Actors: Alisa Freundlich, Andrei Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

The film's plot is based on the stageplay "Co-workers" written by Eldar Ryazanov and Emil Braginsky, and tells the story of Ludmila Kalugina, a general manager of a statistical bureau, and her subordinate, economist Anatoly Novoseltsev, who come from mutual aversion to love.
"Office Romance" was the leader of Soviet film distribution in 1978 and still enjoys wide popularity in former Soviet republics.
Both a romantic drama and a screwball comedy, the film is noted for its display of Moscow sceneries, and for its comical presentation of everyday life and customs of Soviet society during the Era of Stagnation.

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