Wartime Romance

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Wartime Romance
(Военно-полевой роман)
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Directed by Pyotr Todorovsky
Written by Pyotr Todorovsky
Starring Nikolay Burlyaev
Natalya Andreychenko
Inna Churikova
Music by Pyotr Todorovsky
Igor Kantyukov
Cinematography Valery Blinov
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Wartime Romance (Russian: Военно-полевой роман, translit. Voenno-polevoy roman) is a 1983 Soviet film directed by Pyotr Todorovsky. It tells the story of a soldier and a nurse separated by World War II and briefly reunited in 1950.[1]


Sasha is a former Red Army soldier married to a teacher and attending a university. He also works as a motion picture operator at a local theatre. One winter day he meets a gruffish woman street vendor with a child. Sasha recognizes her to be Lyuba, a former military nurse he worshipped during the war. He starts dating her and looking after her child. After learning about their affair, Sasha's wife invites Lyuba to their kommunalka and throws a little party for the lovers.

Sasha proves to be too mild-mannered to keep Lyuba under control once she regained her former beauty and self-esteem. She starts a relationship with a local Communist party official. Sasha eventually comes to understand that Lyuba is not the ideal woman he once thought her to be. He is reunited with his patient wife.


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  1. ^ Anna Lawton Kinoglasnost: Soviet Cinema in Our Time 1992 0521388147 p.42 "Quite different in tone are the films of Pyotr Todorovsky, Waiting for Love (1983) and A Wartime Romance (1984). These are delightfully unpretentious comedies, ..."
  2. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

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