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PRIVATE LIFE

USSR, 1982 (MIFF 1983)

Director: Yuli Raizman

Unusually for a Soviet film, Private Life deals with a very private problem: the despair of an executive suddenly retired into the life of an eternal weekend. The story of this man is seen against the background of daily life in Moscow, which appears more human and lively than we are accustomed to see.

Veteran director Raizman depicts his characters with great care and insight and tells his story with classic simplicity.

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