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Release Date: October 13, 1975

Year    :   1975
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Romance, Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Mosfilm
Director    :   Georgiy Daneliya
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Aleksandr Borodyanskiy
RunTime    :   92 mins.

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even remember after nights of heavy drinking. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling apart, but he doesn't realize it. Afonya met Katya at a dance club, yet didn't pay her much attention. But she is the one, who can save him... In this movie Daneliya achieves a perfect balance of satire and drama. Quotes from the movie gained a cult status in USSR.

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