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Office Romance

The life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy when an ordinary worker - a shy male - falls in love with a boss - a strict female.

Language
  • Russian
Runtime
159
Production Year
1977
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Soviet Union
Casts
Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva
Production Company
Mosfilm

Crew List

Director
Eldar Ryazanov
Screenwriter
Emil Braginskiy, Eldar Ryazanov
DOP / Camera
Vladimir Nakhabtsev
Editor
Valeriya Belova
Music
Emin Khachaturyan
Sound
Yuri Rabinovich, Valentina Shchedrina

Festivals / Awards

1978: Chicago International Film Festival, Best Feature Nominee

Director/s

Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov
Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov
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Film Critic

Lost in limitations of language

Mohammadreza Moghadasian
Mohammadreza Moghadasian

Office Romance is a 1977 Soviet comedy film that tells the story of Ludmila Kalugina, a strict woman who is the head of a statistical bureau, and her subordinate, economist Anatoly Novoseltsev, a clumsy, shy and single father of two sons. The ordinary worker Novoseltsev falls in love with his boss Kalugina and the life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy afterwards. A cold argument is followed by a heart-to-heart conversation and they start getting closer and soon fall in love with each other. Kalugina, having thrown off her “protective mask” of a hard-hearted woman, becomes more aware of her femininity and surprises
everyone with her new elegant clothes and charming look.In the movie, Alisa Freyndlikh, playing the role of Kalugina, portrays a different female character, a strict and tough female figure. The film was a box office success and to this day enjoys wide popularity in the former Soviet republics.


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