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This quintessentially Russian comedy is of course a sad comedy. Set against the solemn backdrop of an impassive Leningrad, it is the inevitability of Andrey, the hero’s fate, that makes you chuckle. Andrey is a literary translator, who unable to choose between his wife and his mistress, or indeed decide anything that life throws at him, jogs the city, caught between its bridges.

Directed by Georgiy Daneliya |
Russia |
1979 |
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Awards and Festivals
Golden Lion
Award Laurel
1979
Venice Film Festival
Best Actor
Award Laurel
1979
Venice Film Festival
Best Actor
Award Laurel
1979
San Sebastian Film Festival
Best Film
Award Laurel
1980
Forum of New Cinema, Berlin Film Festival
Cast and Crew