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Private Life

  • Drama
  • 1982
  • Yuli Raizman
  • 104 mins

Summary

A man gets fired from his comfortable government job. He reacts as if it's the end of the world; slowly he finds things to live for. Private Life was nominated for the Academy Award in the Foreign Language Feature category.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Fifty-five years after he made his directorial debut with Krug (1927), Yuli Raizman earned himself an Oscar nomination for best foreign film for this wry parable on the growing detachment between the Communist Party and the People. Overlooked for promotion, Mikhail Ulyanov decides to focus on his family, only to discover that his careerism has alienated him from them, too. Laboured in its symbolism and langorous in its pacing, this is, nevertheless, a sincere, if occasionally sentimental, study in disillusion and redemption. The mournful Ulyanov is well supported by Iya Savvina as his wife and Irina Gubanova as his initially sympathetic former secretary.

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Credits

Cast

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Sergei AbrikosovMikhail Ulyanov
Natalya IlyinichnaIya Savvina
Nelly PetrovnaIrina Gubanova

Crew

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DirectorYuli Raizman

Details

Languages
Russian
Formats
Colour
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