Asya's Happiness

Soviet Union, 1967

Film
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Asya Klyashina is a cook in a small Russian village, lame and unmarried. During harvest time she works at a field camp where she renews acquaintance with Sasha, a driver returned from the city, who announces that he loves her but has no thought of marriage. Mothers look after their children amid the harvest; the men reminisce about the Patriotic War (“fighting for the Motherland, for Stalin”) and about the prison camps after the war. But complications to her life start when Asya discovers she is pregnant by another youth, Stephan.

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Credits

director

Andrei Konchalovsky

production company

Mosfilm

Sovexportfilm

Duration

01:35:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324953

Language

Russian

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2635696

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