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Courier (1986)

Kuryer (original title)
The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

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Karen Shakhnazarov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fyodor Dunayevsky ... Ivan Miroshnikov
Anastasiya Nemolyaeva ... Katya Kuznetsova
Oleg Basilashvili ... Semen Petrovich Kuznetsov
Inna Churikova ... Lidiya Alekseevna Miroshnikova
Svetlana Kryuchkova ... Zinaida Pavlovna
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy ... Stepan Afanasyevich Makarov
Vladimir Menshov ... Oleg Nikolaevich
Aleftina Evdokimova ... Mariya Viktorovna Kuznetsova (as Alevtina Evdokimova)
Yevdokiya Urusova ... Agnessa Ivanovna
Vladimir Smirnov ... Kolya Bazin
Andrei Vertogradov ... Fedor Ivanovich Miroshnikov
Alika Smekhova ... Nina
Sergey Chonishvili ... Ilya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Dyomin Vladimir Dyomin ... Bartender
Arkadi Ides Arkadi Ides ... Birthday guest
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Storyline

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he's not in college, and the 2-year mandatory military service is looming large ahead of him). Meanwhile, he lives with his divorced mother, and works as a courier at a Russian newspaper. Through his job, he meets patronizing Professor Kuznetzov and his rebellious daughter Katya. To annoy the professor, Ivan claims to have an affair with Katya. To his surprise, Katya backs his story up. Written by pinkro

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 December 1986 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Messenger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Combination of Shukshin's tragicomedy and Ryazanov's humor...
8 May 2002 | by LE020See all my reviews

I first saw "Kuryer" when I was 8. All I remember is the change of moods that it inspired in me--from tears of laughter to gloomy sadness. Were I born 6-7 years earlier, I might have very well experienced the dillemmas that confronted the young hero of this film...


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