Eldar RIAZANOV
Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ
Eldar RIAZANOV
USSR, 1984, 145mn 
Colour, fiction
A Cruel Romance
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Жестокий романс

 

 Romance cruelle

 zhestokiy romans

 
Directed by : Eldar RIAZANOV (Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ)
Writing credits : Eldar RIAZANOV (Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey ARTSIBASHEV (Сергей АРЦИБАШЕВ)
Borislav BRONDUKOV (Борислав БРОНДУКОВ) ...Ivan
Georgi BURKOV (Георгий БУРКОВ) ...Robinson
Alissa FREINDLIKH (Алиса ФРЕЙНДЛИХ)
Larisa GUZEYEVA (Лариса ГУЗЕЕВА)
Andrei MIAGKOV (Андрей МЯГКОВ)
Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ) ...Paratov
Aleksandr PANKRATOV-CHERNY (Александр ПАНКРАТОВ-ЧЕРНЫЙ)
Aleksey PETRENKO (Алексей ПЕТРЕНКО)
Viktor PROSKURIN (Виктор ПРОСКУРИН)
Yuri SARANTSEV (Юрий САРАНЦЕВ)
Yevgeni TSYMBAL (Евгений ЦЫМБАЛ)
Olga VOLKOVA (Ольга ВОЛКОВА)
 
Cinematography : Vadim ALISOV (Вадим АЛИСОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr_2 BORISOV (Александр_2 БОРИСОВ)
Music : Andrei PETROV (Андрей ПЕТРОВ)
Sound : Semyon LITVINOV (Семён ЛИТВИНОВ)
Produced by : Leonid VERESHCHAGIN (Леонид ВЕРЕЩАГИН)
Production : Mosfilm
Release date in Russia : 23/11/1984
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb

Awards :
Grand prix au festival de New Delhi, 1985

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Image Entertainment
Editor : Ruscico. 2001.
Langues : RU EN FR - Sous-titres : RU EN FR DE NL ES IT PT JP HE CS ZH AR
Bonus : Commentaires du réalisateur, interviews de V. Alissov et L. Gouzeeva, biographie de A. Ostrovski, Extrait de La Fille sans dot

Plot synopsis
The film is based on the play “A Dowerless Girl” by the prominent 19th-century Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky.
The beautiful Larissa Ogudalova, daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a small town on the Volga, is madly in love with Sergei Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates the girl’s feelings as long as it suits his purposes. Paratov keeps secret his engagement to another girl and just passes time with Larissa. At the climactic moment, when the girl is expecting him to explain himself, he leaves town to go inspect his estate. At the same time, Larissa is being proposed to by Karandyshev, whom she despises. Starring as Paratov is the famous actor and director Nikita Mikhalkov. The film is enriched with a lot of beautiful music, with romances which had been written expressly for this motion picture and became very popular after the release of the film.
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
La Fille sans dot d’Ostrovski vue par Riazanov : une Romance cruelle , Lucie KEMPF, hal.archives-ouvertes.fr, 2019
Une romance cruelle – Drame russe (1984) [Eldar Riazanov], meetrussia.online, 2019
Romance cruelle [1984, dee Eldar RIAZANOV], Marie REYNIER, datchakalina.com, 2018
Cinq films cultes d’Eldar Riazanov, Oleg KRASNOV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2015
Изящная модернизация О фильме Жестокий романс, Геннадий МАСЛОВСКИЙ, chapaev.media, 1985
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rétrospective Eldar Riazanov au Centre Spirituel et Culturel Orthodoxe Russe, Paris (France), 2020
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2018
- Festival Rivages-Russie-Evénements, Nantes (France), 2016
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2016
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2016
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2016
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2016
- Carthage Film Festival, Carthage (Tunisia), 2016
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2013
- Festival de cinéma russe au Centre Wallonie Bruxelles de Kinshasa, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 2012
- Cycle de cinéma soviétique à la Cinémathèque d'Alger, Algiers (Algeria), 2011
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2008
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2007
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2005
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2002

Photos and videos
 
Film avec sous-titres anglais