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Formula of Love (1984)

Formula lyubvi (original title)
A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Zakharov

Writers:

Grigori Gorin, Aleksei Tolstoy (story)
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Credited cast:
Elena Valyushkina Elena Valyushkina ... Mariya
Aleksandr Mikhaylov Aleksandr Mikhaylov ... Aleksei Fedyashev
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Zhakob
Semyon Farada ... Margadon
Aleksandra Zakharova ... Fimka
Nodar Mgaloblishvili ... Caliostro
Elena Aminova Elena Aminova ... Lorentsa
Tatyana Pelttser ... Fedosya Ivanovna
Leonid Bronevoy ... Doctor
Nikolai Skorobogatov ... Stepan
Aleksandra Kharitonova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anya Andrianova Anya Andrianova
Mikhail Bychkov
Anna Frolovtseva
Vyacheslav Gorbunchikov
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A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count Cagliostro is touring Russia and has created quite a buzz in high society with his "magic", he decides to ask the Count to bring the statue to life... Written by FD <junta@komkon.org>

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Quotes

Margadon: Peasant, would you like to find big, but pure love? Then come to the hayloft by the evening.
Fimka: Why not? I'll come. Only you should come too. Because the other gentleman promised to come, but got scared afterwards.
Zhakob: She won't come alone. She'll come with the blacksmith.
Margadon: What do we need a blacksmith for? We don't need a blacksmith. What am I, a horse?
Fimka: He is my uncle, like a father to me... You're going to propose, aren't you?
Margadon: OK, that's enough. You are free to go. Can't you see that we're in the middle ...
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Written by Gennadiy Gladkov and Yuli Kim
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Absolutely brilliant and provocative. IT IS NOT FOR SIMPLE MINDED!
7 November 2005 | by vlahovSee all my reviews

This movie definitely deserves 10/10. A brilliant piece of pure art. This is an outstanding example of how real movies are being made, especially the low budget ones. I can understand totally the above-mentioned reviewer for not understanding the beauty of it. I am sorry to say but this movie is not for simpleminded rednecks around /if any/. I highly doubt if any viewer not with Russian roots can understand the high satire of Alexey Tolstoi *for simpleminded also - this is NOT Lev Nikolayevich who wrote WAR AND PEACE, he is SF (mostly) author!* This is undoubtedly one of the best in its genre and it is definitely worth looking. I had the tremendous pleasure of buying this gem on DVD in Moscow and have watched it several times since. Greatly recommended!


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

30 December 1984 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Формула любви See more »

Filming Locations:

Barybino, Russia

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Ekran See more »
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Color
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