An Easy Life
|An Easy Life|
|Directed by||Veniamin Dorman|
|Written by||Vladlen Bakhov|
|Music by||Nikita Bogoslovsky|
|Distributed by||Gorky Film Studio|
An Easy Life (Russian: Лёгкая жизнь, translit. Legkaya zhizn) is a 1964 satirical Soviet comedy film directed by Veniamin Dorman. It was seen by 24.6 million Soviet moviegoers during its initial release.
A chemist by training, Alexandr Petrovich Bochkin (Yury Yakovlev) manages a Moscow dry-cleaning operation, but lives a very comfortable life, taking orders on the side for his speculative "private enterprise," run in conjunction with "Queen Margot" (Faina Ranevskaya). But when his old friend from the chemical institute, Yuri Lebedev (Vsevolod Safonov) arrives in Moscow from the Siberian city of Dalnegorsk, along with a traveling companion, Olga (Ninel Myshkova), Bochkin becomes uncomfortable with his job title. He decides to tell his friends that he is a scientist working on top-secret experiments for the government, but eventually this cover story backfires, leading to one misunderstanding after the other.
- Yury Yakovlev - Alexander Petrovich Bochkin, underground entrepreneur
- Faina Ranevskaya - "Queen Margot", Margarita Ivanovna, profiteer
- Vera Maretskaya - Vasilisa Sergeevna
- Rostislav Plyatt - Vladimir Gavrilovich Muromtsev, Vasilisa's husband
- Ninel Myshkova - Olga, Vasilisa's sister
- Nadezhda Rumyantseva - Galya, Bochkin's sister
- Vsevolod Safonov - Yuri Lebedev, Bochkin's friend, chief engineer at the plant in Dalnogorsk
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