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Directed by Pyotr Todorovsky
Starring Elena Yakovleva
Vsevolod Shilovsky
Zinovy Gerdt
Lyubov Polishchuk
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Larisa Malevannaya
Anastasya Nemolyaeva
Distributed by Mosfilm
Release dates
Running time
143 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Intergirl (Russian: Интердевочка, translit. InterdEvochka) is a 1989 Soviet drama film. Set in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in the time of perestroika during the 1980s, it was the first piece of the popular culture portraying prostitution in the USSR. The film was the most popular Soviet film in 1989 (41.3 million viewers) and made a star of leading actress Elena Yakovleva.

It is the screen adaptation of the eponymous story by Vladimir Kunin (also author of Svolochi).

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Tatyana is a beautiful Soviet nurse who is underpaid at her hospital job, so she turns a prostitute catering to international tourists. She becomes well paid in dollars, and helps her mother. Tatyana accepts a marriage in order to escape from the grim Soviet reality. But even being married to a decent man abroad, she still suffers from being labeled as an ex-Soviet prostitute, and her new life is full of new troubles.


3 wins and 1 nomination. Elena Yakovleva has won the Best Actress award at Nika, 1990, and Tokyo International Film Festival, 1989.

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