Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or provincial form of salon hoping to attract gentlemen well-off enough to marry for love to a dowry-less.

  1. Eldar Ryazanov

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Larisa Guzeeva

    Larisa Guzeeva

    Лариса Дмитриевна

  2. Nikita Mikhalkov

    Nikita Mikhalkov

    Сергей Сергеевич Паратов

  3. Andrey Myagkov

    Andrey Myagkov

    Юлий Капитонович Карандышев

  4. Alisa Freyndlikh

    Alisa Freyndlikh

    мама Ларисы

  5. Aleksey Petrenko

    Aleksey Petrenko

    Мокий Парфеныч Кнуров

Full Cast & Crew

A Cruel Romance
A Cruel Romance



Original Title Жестокий романс

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 18, 1984


Original Language Russian

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget -

Revenue -



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