Liverpool docklands; factories, pubs, clubs, sex and dreams. A heady combination of humour, pathos and desperation. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa (Margi Clarke) and Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) meet two Russian sailors, Sergei (Alfred Molina) and Peter (Peter Firth) and hook up for a night of fun and frolics. Teresa is looking for sex and a smile, Elaine wants more, love, romance and the dream of life far away from the grime of 80's Liverpool. Elaine finds the love she craves in Peter, but he has to return to Russia. No-one wants their love to survive so she writes to Soviet leader Brehznev and he writes back. The chance of a lifetime or a lifetime of chance in a Russian society no better than Liverpool?
Not worth watching
- Letter to Brezhnev review by Swambi
Potentially a good plot, but as it is all shot in Liverpool (a few contrasting scenes of Russia would have improved the film) and much of the acting very wooden, it did not live up to expectations - I wouldn't recommend watching this one. Only a few moments when the film "came alive" and then only temporarily.
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Very much of its time
- Letter to Brezhnev review by KH
Possibly the most 80s film ever. Peter Firth is, as ever, wonderful. I don't think he could do a bad performance if he tried. Poignant, thought-provoking, and hilarious hair.