The Girl from Petrovka (1974)





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A graceful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent in this comedy-drama. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up and eventually, tragically, they succeed.
PG (adult situations/language)
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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MCA Universal Home Video

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Goldie Hawn
as Oktyabrina
Grégoire Aslan
as Minister
Anton Dolin
as Ignatievitch, Balletmaster
Bruno Wintzell
as Alexander
Zoran Andric
as Leonid
Maria Sokolov
as Old Crone
Zitto Kazann
as Passport Black Marketeer
Inger Jensen
as Helga Van Dam
Raymond O'Keefe
as Minister's Driver
Richard Marner
as Kremlin Press Official
Michael Janisch
as Police Chief Valinikov
Harry Towb
as American Reporter
Ted Grossman
as Jogging Companion
Elisa Georgiadis
as Minister's Wife
Heinz Marecek
as Cafe Waiter
Anatole Winogradoff
as Shipyard Caretaker
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All great actors and actresses have some stinkers in the list of their work, this is one of those for Hopkins, Hawn and Holbrook. Goldie does the worst Russian accent ever.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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When a great actor performs, his performance may be so convincing that the audience may not recognize him. So it is with Anthony Hopkins and his character Kostya. His face is in front of you, but it's a few minutes before you realize it is Anthony Hopkins. For this performance alone you should watch the film. But, there's more... Goldie Hawn plays a serious character. Her eastern European accent is done well and her acting is impressive. The story begins with Joe (Hal Holbrook),a middle-aged journalist, who has won some literary awards and is currently working in Moscow for an American newspaper. His much missed ex-wife has recently died and there are a few things of hers in his apartment so he decides to sell them. He goes through Kostya, a local friend and informal broker, to sell her possessions. At this rummage sale is where our story gets moving. Oktyabrina (Goldie) is a young Russian woman who is in Moscow without papers. She is mysterious. She holds her friends at a distance while she flits around with her own mostly unknown agenda. Joe is immediately entranced. He finds out that a kindly Russian official (Gregoire Aslan) is seeing her. Kostya is spoken for, but he is Oktyabrina's friend. The characters are comic-like from time to time, but this is not a comedy. Though it ends sadly in a somewhat abrupt way, it is well worth watching. note: There is a Swedish dvd in widescreen. You must have a player capable of playing Region 2, PAL, discs of course. When you insert the disc into the player, pick a Scandinavian language to get to the main menu and then you can remove the subtitles

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