Григорий ЧУХРАЙ
USSR / Italy, 1979, 101mn 
Colour, fiction
Life is Wonderful
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Жизнь прекрасна


 La Vie est belle

 Zhizn prekrasna

Other titles : La vita è bella
Directed by : Grigori CHUKHRAY (Григорий ЧУХРАЙ)
Writing credits : Grigori CHUKHRAY (Григорий ЧУХРАЙ)
Regimantas ADOMAITIS (Регимантас АДОМАЙТИС) ...Inspector
Juozas BUDRAITIS (Юозас БУДРАЙТИС) ...Gomes
Otar KOBERIDZE (Отар КОБЕРИДЗЕ) ...Alvarado
Yevgeni LEBEDEV (Евгений ЛЕБЕДЕВ) ...Rostao
Cinematography : Mikhail BITS (Михаил БИЦ)
Production design : Sergey VORONKOV (Сергей ВОРОНКОВ)
Other persons :
Scriptwriter : Augusto CAMINITO
Director of Photography : Luigi KUVEILLER
Production : Design Giantito BURCHIELLARO
Composer : Armando TROVAJOLI
Sound : Mario BRAMONTI
Cast :
Giancarlo GIANNINI, Ornella MUTI, Stefano MADIA
Production : Mosfilm, Quattro Favalli cinematografica (italy)
Release date in Russia : 21/12/1979

Plot synopsis
In one of the Western countries a totalitarian regime was established. Taxist Antonio had no interest in politics, but his girlfriend Maria was an active member of underground. He also get involved into these activities. When they are arrested the undergrounders decide that he betrayed them. And only Maria believes that he is innocent. After their escape from the prison, which was organized by him, the friends also trust him.
Source :

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2011
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2011
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010

Photos and videos
Film sans sous-titres