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Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In particular, everybody at school is spreading rumors about Natalya Sergeyevna, an Enlish language teacher and a former student of Melnikov, being in love with him. Exhausted by his mental suffering, Melnikov asks the principal to allow him to quit his job. At the end of the week that is to become the last week of Melnikov's teaching career the students of his class write an in-class essay on how they understand happiness. Svetlana Mikhailovna, their Russian teacher, is shocked by what one of the students wrote in her essay, nevertheless, she allows her to read it in front of the class. The other students express support of their classmate. Melnikov gets involved in the conflict, after which he reconsiders his decision to quit...

  1. Stanislav Rostotsky


  2. Georgi Polonsky


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  1. Vyacheslav Tikhonov

    Vyacheslav Tikhonov

    Ilya Semyonovich Melnikov - History Teacher

  2. Nina Menshikova

    Nina Menshikova

    Svetlana Mikhailovna - Russian Language and Literature Teacher

  3. Irina Pechernikova

    Irina Pechernikova

    Natalya Sergeevna Gorelova - English Language Teacher

  4. Olga Ostroumova

    Olga Ostroumova

    Rita Cherkasova

  5. Igor Starygin

    Igor Starygin

    Kostya Batishchev

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We'll Live Till Monday
We'll Live Till Monday


Original Title Доживем до понедельника

Status Released

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  • July 7, 1968


Original Language Russian

Runtime 1h 46m

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