Актеры: Marcello Mastroianni (as Romano), Marthe Keller (as Tina, Romano's Mistress), Yelena Safonova (as Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova)), Pina Cei (as Elisa's Mother), Vsevolod Larionov (as Pavel, Russian Ship Passenger), Innokenti Smoktunovsky (as Governor of Sisoiev), Roberto Herlitzka (as The Lawyer), Paolo Baroni (as Manlio), Oleg Tabakov, Yuri Bogatyryov, Dmitri Zolotukhin (as Konstantin), Silvana Mangano (as Elisa, Romano's Wife), Lyubov Rudneva, Olga Voshchilina, Carola Stagnaro
Описание: Итальянец Романо (Марчелло Мастроянни, Приз Каннского кинофестиваля за лучшую мужскую роль, 1987) на одном из европейских курортов влюбляется в молодую русскую женщину. Герой оставляет благополучную жизнь в Италии и едет в неизвестную Россию в надежде увидеть, а, может быть, и начать совсем другую жизнь... Русская душа с ее вечной загадкой, российские провинциальные нравы, чеховские мотивы в режиссуре Никиты Михалкова приобрели сатирически-фарсовый оттенок.
Рецензии: An Italian who cannot afford to take anything seriously (as by now he is little more than an ornament in the life of his countess wife) meets a young, married Russian woman at a spa, where she is alone (and living on short funds). Not meaning to, he causes her to fall in love with him (rather than simply to bed him, as would be the usage at the spa). He realizes this when she returns to Russia and her husband. He then sets out on the one serious undertaking of his life, meeting her again in Russia. For her part, she has realized that he could only be what he is, and in any case she lives as a correct married lady. So the enterprise leads to nothing -- except that the Italian loses the taste for standing for his wife's husband, and winds up, appropriately, as a waiter on a ferry. Extremely memorable.