Cinema: Masses into Classes

Nine Days of One Year. She's pretty, he's handsome. They live in an ultramodern flat. Both work. She dresses like a model, likes to make love. He's more interested in his job. She gets moody, neglects the house, makes scenes. "You don't love me! I'm not needed! We never see anybody!" He grunts behind his morning paper. Then one day while he's at work she receives a visit from his best friend . . .

Sounds like Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak in nothing very much? It isn't. It's Aleksei Batalov and Tamara Lavrova in...

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