Love by Request

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Love by Request
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Film poster
Влюблён по собственному желанию
Directed bySergey Mikaelyan
Produced byPyotr Orlov
Written bySergei Mikaelyan
Aleksandr Vasinsky
StarringOleg Yankovskiy
Yevgeniya Glushenko
Vsevolod Shilovsky
Music byIgor Tsvetkov
CinematographySergei Astakhov
Edited byIzolda Golovko
Release date
  • February 1983 (1983-02)
Running time
89 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

Love by Request (Russian: Влюблён по собственному желанию, romanizedVlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu, English: Enamored by own Accord) is a 1983 Soviet comedy film directed by Sergey Mikaelyan. It was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival, where Yevgeniya Glushenko won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.[1]


A handsome but poor former sportsman Igor Bragin and a plain but brainy librarian Vera Silkova make an unusual agreement: to fall in love with each other through will alone. In the background is late Soviet reality with a few of its unattractive features – ambition ridden careerists, black market, drunkenness, growing skepticism and disillusionment with ideals.



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1983 Prize Winners". Retrieved 20 November 2010.

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