Love and Pigeons

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Love and Pigeons
Love and Pigeons.jpg
Directed by Vladimir Menshov
Written by Vladimir Gurkin
Starring Aleksandr Mikhailov
Nina Doroshina
Lyudmila Gurchenko
Music by Valentin Levashov
Cinematography Yuriy Nevskiy
Edited by R. Pesetskaya
Release dates
  • 7 January 1985 (1985-01-07)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Love and Pigeons (Russian: Любовь и голуби, translit. Lyubov i golubi) is a 1984 Soviet romantic comedy film by Vladimir Menshov whose previous film Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is based on scriptwriter Vladimir Gurkin's play of the same name.[1]

While staying at the sea resort, Vasily, a simple man from country-side, meets a corrupted city woman (Lyudmila Gurchenko), who lures away a man of the country (Alexander Mikhailov), indulging him in fantasies of urban comfort. While living at her city apartment, the man starts missing his family and eventually decides to return to his native village, where his wife and children miss him too.

The film was the leader of Soviet distribution in 1984 and sold some 44.5 million tickets.[2] An outdoor sculpture based on the film's characters was unveiled in Cheremkhovo, Siberia in 2011.[3]



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  2. ^ Ф. Раззаков. Гибель советского кино: Тайны закулисной войны, 1973-1991. Изд-во "ЭКСМО", 2008. Стр. 688.
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