Maschenka (1987)

  |  Drama, Romance


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A story about true love, set in the Berlin of the 1920s. In a shabby lodging-house inhabited by a number of faintly ludicrous characters, the young Russian exile Ganin is unexpectedly confronted with his past.


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2 May 2003 | ay9a
9
| better than novel
It is about a young man escaping from revolutionary Russia, leaving his memory of the beautiful country together with the memory of his first love. It questions the meaning of love: what is it that one wants when a person is in love? What is it for?

This film is better than the original novel by Nabokov. (But take it into account that I saw the movie first, then read the novel. At least the movie was beautiful enough to make me read the book.) I do not understand why such a good movie, (and very accessible to anyone) is not available in video or DVD in USA.

The only drawback of the movie is that everybody in Russia and Germany (where the story takes place) is speaking English.

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Release Date:

20 November 1987

Language

English


Country of Origin

West Germany, UK, France, Finland

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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