Office Romance (1977)

4.2 of 5 from 52 ratings
2h 29min
Rent Office Romance (aka Sluzhebnyy Roman) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev (Andrey Myagkov) works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Oleg Basilashvili (Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov), who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make Novoseltsev the head of the department but encounters objections from Ludmila Prokopievna Kalugina (Alisa Freyndlikh), the director. Oleg then advises Novoseltsev to lightly hit on the boss. Ironically, Novoseltsev and Kalugina fall in love with each other...
Actors:
, , , , , , , Nelli Pshyonnaya, Nadezhda Repina, , Alik Denisov, Gosha Zaranko, Kseniya Borozdina, , Vera Burlakova, Lidiya Dranovskaya, Georgi Dyomin, , , Tatyana Ignatova
Directors:
Producers:
Eldar Ryazanov
Writers:
Emil Braginskiy, Eldar Ryazanov
Aka:
Sluzhebnyy Roman
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Soviet Union, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

Rent other films like Office Romance

Reviews (1) of Office Romance

An old Soviet classic rom-com - Office Romance review by TC

Spoiler Alert
15/03/2020

I'm biased because this film has a sentimental value for me. I grew up in the Soviet Union so this is a film from my childhood. Having watched it again recently, I was pleased that it has not aged much. It gives you a very good idea of what it was like living in the Soviet Union in the middle of the stagnation period. The film carefully avoids any politics, which would not be allowed, but still touches upon bureaucracy and servility. In fact, I watched Nine to Five (1980) for the first time and found it surprisingly resembling Office Romance (1977)! But of course Office Romance is much more slow moving as romance takes centre stage. A non-Russian speaker may lose out on some of the intricacies of the lyrics but I feel that the soundtrack would be still enjoyable - English translation of the songs is provided at the bottom of the screen and the melodies are quite beautiful (at least to my ear).

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month