Monologue of Love (film)

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Monologue of Love
Directed by Larisa Maslyuk
Produced by Larisa Maslyuk
Written by Grigore Vieru
Starring Sofia Rotaru
Music by Arnold Svyatogorov, Tatyana Dikareva and others
Distributed by Ukrtelefilm
Release date
  • 1 January 1986 (1986-01-01) (Soviet Union, Ukraine)
Running time
71 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Ukrainian
Russian
Moldavian
Budget $,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $,000,000 (Worldwide)

Monologue of Love is a Soviet Ukrainian musical telefilm, written by Grigore Vieru and directed by Larisa Maslyuk, starring Sofia Rotaru in the main role. The movie filmed at Ukretelefilm (Ukrainian Studio of Television Films - Gosteleradio 1986) in Crimea (Ukrainian SSR), Kazakh SSR and Lithuanian SSR, features the new conception in the Soviet musical telefilms: substantial poetry monologues recited by Sofia Rotaru on themes associated with love, followed by thematic songs and corresponding natural geographical and theatrical scenic setting.

Plot[edit]

The conceptual base are the poetic monologues read by Sofia Rotaru playing herself, singer. The monologues were read by Sofia Rotaru in Russian, whereas their author, G. Vieru, has supposedly written them in Moldavian beforehand. In between the monologues, adapted music videos appear in all different kinds of scenery from Kazakh desert to Bukovinian rich green villages, passing by beautiful Crimean Black Sea and Lithuanian Baltic Sea shorelines. Sofia Rotaru performs personally in the movie without double stunt performers, namely the role of windsurfer in love, singing the song "Amor" in Moldavian language.

Soundtrack[edit]

Sofia Rotaru performed following songs:Echo of Fidelity, Insignificant Event, They Say, Autumn, Night, We - People, "Retro" Machine, Leaves Flew Away, In My House, Amor, The Water Flows, Give Me a Break.

Composers: I. Poklad, David Tukhmanov, A. Morozov, K. Shuaev, Arnold Svyatogorov, G. Tatarchenko, V. Laschyuk, Tatyana Dikareva, Vladimir Matetsky.

Lyrics by authors: Rasul Gamzatov, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Andrey Voznesensky, Grigore Vieru, Yu. Rybchinskiy, I. Lazarevskiy, M. Ryabinin, V. Bliznichuk, G. Taranenko, Nikolay Rubtsov, V. Laschyuk, A. Saed-Shakh,

Music was performed by ensembles: "Chervona Ruta", "Calendar", "Forum", "Synthesis", "Display", State Pop-Symphonic Orchestra of USSR, group of violin players of the pop-symphonic orchestra of the Ukrainian Television and Radio

[1] Song Performed by Authors Commentaries
1 "Theatre"
Russian: Театр/Teatr
Sofia Rotaru Lyrics:
Music:
2 "They Say"
Russian: Говорят/Govoryat
Lyrics:
Music:
3 "Echo of Fidelity"
Russian: Эхо верности/Ekho vernosti
Lyrics:
Music:
4 Little Incident
Russian: Маленькое происшествие/Malenikoe proishestvie
Lyrics:
Music:
5 "Autumn"
Russian: Осень/Oseni
Lyrics:
Music:
6 "Night"
Russian: Ночь/Nochi
Lyrics:
Music:
7 "We - People"
Russian: Мы - люди/My - lyudi
Lyrics:
Music:
8 "Retro Machine"
Russian: Машина "Ретро"/Mashina "Retro"
Lyrics:
Music:
9 "Leaves Have Flown Away"
Russian: Улетели листья/Uleteli listya
Lyrics:
Music:
10 "Water Flows"
Ukrainian: Тече вода/Teche voda
Lyrics:
Music:
11 "Love"
Moldovan: Amor
Lyrics:
Music:
12 "Life, Send Me a Break"
Russian: Жизнь, ниспошли мне передышку/Zhizni, nisposhli mne peredyshku
Lyrics:
Music:
13 "In My House"
Russian: В доме моем/V dome moyom
Lyrics:
Music:

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Larisa Maslyuk
  • Cameraman: Guennadiy Zubanov
  • Scenario: Grigore Vieru
  • The music recorded by Vladimir Leshchenko
  • Responsible for movie production and processing: V. Kozyarevich, Ya. Golovach, K. Petrov, V. Kuznetsov, N. Zachipelenko, I. Bonitenko, B. Sidrochenko, V. Vorobiev, I. Gusev, A. Bilko, A. Makedon, T. Semekha, N. Svetikova, I. Sidorov

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronological order

External links[edit]