Sarik ANDREASYAN
Сарик АНДРЕАСЯН
Sarik ANDREASSIAN
Russia, 2011, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya
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Служебный роман. Наше время

 

 Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya

 Romance de bureau. Notre époque

 
Directed by : Sarik ANDREASYAN (Сарик АНДРЕАСЯН)
Writing credits : Garnik PETROSYAN (Гарник ПЕТРОСЯН)
 
Cast
Marat BASHAROV (Марат БАШАРОВ) ...Yuriy
Svetlana KHODCHENKOVA (Светлана ХОДЧЕНКОВА) ...Lyudmila Kalugina
Nikolay KOVBAS (Николай КОВБАС)
Ivan OKHLOBYSTIN (Иван ОХЛОБЫСТИН)
Alika SMEKHOVA (Алика СМЕХОВА)
Pavel VOLYA (Павел ВОЛЯ)
Anastasia ZAVOROTNYUK (Анастасия ЗАВОРОТНЮК) ...Olga Ryzhova
Vladimir ZELENSKY (Владимир ЗЕЛЕНСКИЙ) ...Anatoli Novoseltsev
 
Production design : Viktor SHMELEV (Виктор ШМЕЛЕВ)
Produced by : Sergey LIVNEV (Сергей ЛИВНЕВ), Georgi MALKOV (Георгий МАЛКОВ)
Companies : Leopolis
Film revenue in Russia : 11.841 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 17/03/2011
 

Plot synopsis
<...>Although Sarik Andreasian’s remake of El’dar Riazanov’s 1977 classic is partly situated in Moscow and we see characters frantically chatting on the social network Moi mir, it is hard to understand what bearing the film has on contemporary Russia, or even on that tiny part of society–Moscow’s financial world—whose life and customs it claims to depict. Would it make more sense to view the film as a modern example of lakirovka, that is, as an embellished rendition of reality that is blatantly presented as actual reality? If that is the case, Office Romance. Our Time might make it to the lecture room.<...>
Source : Otto Boele, kinokultura.com
 

commentaries
Sarik Andreasian: Office Romance. Our Time (Sluzhebnyi roman. Nashe vremia, 2011), Otto BOELE, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2013