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Letter to Brezhnev 1985 123movies

Letter to Brezhnev 1985 123movies

A new wave comedy … from Liverpool with Love.Nov. 15, 198591 Min.
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Watch: Letter to Brezhnev 1985 123movies, Full Movie Online – Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it’s enough to make contact with two Liverpudlian natives, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter immediately fall in love with each other, but the night is short and they must leave with the ship. Elaine can’t forget him and writes a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking him to make it possible for them to reunite..
Plot: The factories, pubs, clubs, hotels and streets of 1980s Liverpool form the backdrop for this tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa and Elaine meet two Russian sailors, Sergei and Peter and hook up for a night of fun and frolics. Teresa is looking for sex and a smile, Elaine wants love, romance and the dream of a life far away from the grime of the Liverpool docklands. A classic British romantic comedy filled with new wave tunes, 80s fashion, a little politics and a lot of heart.
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Romance disturbed by politics
A multifaceted film about two English working class girls (Teresa and Elaine) and two Russian sailors (Peter and Sergei).

In the first half two couples spent a night together. Teresa and Sergei go for the plain vanilla one night stand. Elaine and Peter keep it Platonic, but in so doing get to know each other much better. After all it is Elaine who has the hardest time when the sailors have to get back on board again.

The second half revolves around the relationship of the two friends Elaine and Teresa. This relationship has much in common with the relationship between Elin and Agnes in “Show me love” (1998, Lukas Moodysson). Teresa (Elin) does have the bigger mouth, but Elaine (Agnes) is the one with more guts.

Between the lines the second half is also a little bit of a political satire. There are more films in which romances are disturbed by “big politics” (“The unbearable lightness of being”, 1988, Philip Kaufman), but a romance resulting in a girl contemplating an emigration to the Soviet Union is quite new.

In this respect the film is very characteristic of the 80s. The Cold war was passed his prime, in fact (with hinsight) the Soviet Union was nearly dead. On the other hand in England it was the time of the Thatcher years with budget cuts that did hit the Northern part of England (the movie plays in Liverpool) disproportionately hard.

Just like in “Show me love” there is one scene in “Letter to Brezhnev” that is very characteristic of the relation between the two friends. In “Show me love” the relation between Elin and Agnes is defined in the “toilet scene”. In “Letter to Brezhnev” the bar scene is equally important. On a given moment Elaine is captivated by doubt if she should go to Russia. She goes outside to make up her mind. When she comes back she orders two wodka’s for Teresa and herself. She has made a decision!

Review By: frankde-jong
Lovely lark about Liverpool Loonies
Atmospheric, un-slick, and utterly unique, Letter to Brezhnev captures a slice of the 1980s which seems all the more extraordinary in 1999. Graced by realistic acting, deft camera work, and a superb soundtrack, one is successfully transformed to a period and a place, in this case wonderfully dreary Liverpool in the early 80s – New Wave music and the Cold War are in full swing. Such a movie is hip today but rarely achieved. The story may seem a little far-fetched – Liverpool girl (Pigg) gets Russian guy (Firth) with a little help from no less than the Soviet Premier – but some of us who grew up in the 80s like to think that it could. The 80s were like that. Now, we just have awful, cynical, formulaic pap – Reality Bites and Boys on the Side…whine, whine, whine. Why can’t more movies like Letter to Brezhnev be made?
Review By: Jerome-5

Other Information:

Original Title Letter to Brezhnev
Release Date 1985-11-15
Release Year 1985

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (USA)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Chris Bernard
Writer Frank Clarke
Actors Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Tracy Marshak-Nash
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award2 wins & 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Kay Laboratories Ltd., London, UK
Film Length 2,572 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Letter to Brezhnev 1985 123movies
Original title Letter to Brezhnev
TMDb Rating 6.412 17 votes

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