Zhestokii romans [Cruel Romance]
Mosfil´m, Shestoe tvorcheskoe ob´´edinenie, 1984; released 1 September 1984
Screenplay El´dar Riazanov, from Aleksandr Ostrovskii's play Bespridannitsa
Photography Vadim Alisov
Design Aleksandr Borisov
Music Andrei Petrov
Romances to the poetry of Akhmadulina, Tsvetaeva, Kipling and El´dar Riazanov
Paratov Nikita Mikhalkov Ogudalova Alisa Freindlikh Larisa Larisa Guzeeva Karandyshev Andrei Miagkov Knurov Aleksei Petrenko Vozhevatov Viktor Proskurin Robinzon Georgii Burkov Efrosin´ia Potapovna Tat´iana Pankova Ivan Borislav Brondiukov Gavrilo Aleksandr Piatkov Captain Iurii Sarantsev Modiste Ol´ga Volkova Il´ia Dmitrii Buzylev Officer Aleksandr Pankratov-Chernyi Guliaev Sergei Artsybashev136 minutes
|Languages||Menu languages: Russian, English and French
Optional English and French dubbed versions.
Optional subtitles in Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew.
|Features||Filmographies for the director, El´dar Riazanov, the director of photography, Vadim Alisov - which leads to an interview with Alisov, 11 minutes, in Russian with optional, English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian subtitles; the designer, Aleksandr Borisov, the composer, Andrei Petrov, and the actors Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Petrenko, Georgii Burkov, Viktor Proskurin, Larisa Guzeeva - which leads to an interview with Guzeeva, 7 minutes, in Russian with optional, English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian subtitles; Andrei Miagkov, Alisa Freindlikh and Borislav Brondukov.
Documentary film made by Soiuzinformkino about the making of the film, 10 minutes, in Russian with optional, English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian.
'Archive' is a 2 minute extract from Iakov Protazanov's 1937 film 'Bespridannitsa', starring Nina Alisova as Larisa.
'Romance' includes 3 songs, 'Liubov´ - obmannaia strana', 'Mokhnatyi shmel´ na dushistyi khmel´...' and 'A naposledok ia skazhu...'.