Rent Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

3.4 of 5 from 80 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
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?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Janet Goddard
Writers:
Frank Clarke
Studio:
C'est La Vie
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/09/2003
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 3 Commentaries - Chiris Bernard (Director), Margi Clarke (Teresa), Alexandra Pigg (Elaine)
  • Making Of Featurette: From Liverpool With Love
  • Biographies: Chris Bernard (Director), Frank Clarke (Writer), Alexandra Pigg, Margi Clarke, Alfred Molina, Peter Firth (Stars), Jamie Reid (Poster Designer), Janet Goddard (Producer)
  • Interview - Frank Clarke and Cast with Joan Bakewell
  • Northwest Tonight -Interviews/Documentary with Chris Bernard and Cast
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2017
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • An Interview with Margi Clarke (2017, 35 mins)
  • An Interview with Alexandra Pigg and Peter Firth (2017, 14 mins)
  • Audio Commentary with Margi Clarke
  • Audio Commentary with Chris Bernard and Frank Clarke
  • From Liverpool with Love (2003, 16 mins): original making-of documentary
  • Stills and Collections Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Letter to Brezhnev

Not worth watching - Letter to Brezhnev review by Swambi

Spoiler Alert
23/07/2005

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

Spoiler Alert
15/09/2017

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.

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