Love in the Big City

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Love in the Big City
Love in the Big City.jpg
Directed byMaryus Vaysberg
Produced by
  • Sergei Livnev
  • Lev Nikolau
  • Georgiy Malkov
Written byMaryus Vaysberg
CinematographyIrek Khartovich
  • LPLS Film Production
  • Leopolis
  • Living Films
Distributed byKaroprokat
Release date
  • May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03)
Running time
84 minutes
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • USA
LanguageRussian, English
Budget$3,5 million
Box office$9 119 668[1]

Love in the Big City (Russian: Любовь в большом городе, romanizedLyubov v bolshom gorode) is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Maryus Vaysberg.[2][3]


The film takes place in New York. The main characters of the film are friends Igor (Vladimir Zelensky), Artem (Aleksey Chadov) and "almost Russian" Finn Oleg (Ville Haapasalo). They work in America, and in their spare time they enjoy a life of hedonism.

Igor is a dentist. Oleg, nicknamed "Sauna", is an instructor in a women's fitness club group. Artem earns a living as a tour guide by showing New York to Russian tourists. He is married, but this fact does not prevent him from having affairs.

But one day the carefree life of friends comes to an end. At another party a strange looking man makes a toast for love and then corrects himself: "Let what you drank for, be impossible without what I drank for." At one point, all three completely lose the ability to have sex. The friends desperately attempt everything to regain their virility but all is in vain.

After long torment, friends find that same person from the party and it turns out that he is Saint Valentine (Philipp Kirkorov), who settled in America to help its residents find love. With the help of his mystical abilities he "programmed" them against promiscuity. Only finding love can help the friends, and sex can only be with a beloved woman. Igor, Artem and Oleg face many problems, and must go their own way to understand that true love is the most important thing in life.



  1. ^ "ЛЮБОВЬ В БОЛЬШОМ ГОРОДЕ". KinoBusiness.
  2. ^ "Любовь в большом городе". VokrugTV.
  3. ^ "Любовь в большом городе. Х/ф". Russia-1.

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