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Gerald Bezhanova movie "The most charming and attractive" entered the classics of Soviet cinema. However, he could not appear on the screen: director nearly cost the life of the difficulties that arose during and after the shooting at every step. Alexander Abdulov then disappear for two weeks, then Tatyana Vasileva will present a "surprise", because of which have to grasp at heart. And then, and officials are not satisfied ...

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Irina Muraviev in the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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The difficulties began in the early days. Directed by Gerald Bezhanov said that the main thing for him - "sniper to pick up the cast." In the title role, he only saw Irina Muravyov, the script was written by her, and she half did not consent: "After the success of the film" Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears "and" Carnival "she refused many offers. I abandon the mine. But I felt that this woman must be achieved. I stood before her, begged her husband, "she licked" her footprints in the Theater. Moscow City Council. Still got the consent of ants. Working with her was a pleasure. Very collected, responsible, professional actress. Muravyov lived painting, listening to all my advice to better embody the image of Nadi Kliueva ".

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Alexander Abdulov in the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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But not all actors were so accommodating. Alexander Abdulov all suddenly disappeared for two weeks in the middle of shooting. We were shooting scenes in the design office, where do without it it was impossible. According to the official version, Abdulov sick, but later the director found out that he actually flew on tour to Sakhalin. When this became known to "Mosfilm", a scandal erupted. However, on his return, he continued to work, and so perfectly accustomed to the way that the director did not conceal it hurt.

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Tatyana Vasilyeva in film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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But the conflict with Tatyana Vasilyeva led the director in a hospital bed. We filmed the scene where Susanna comes to Nadia Klyuyev Design Bureau to evaluate the male half of the team. On the first day of filming Vasilyeva I was blonde. And the next day, when continued to shoot the same scene, the actress suddenly came to the set with bright red hair! In this case, she said she did not paint hair and nothing is changed. She played up the operator and declared that the day before she looked the same. The director lost his temper, grabbed the heavy camera, swung - and suddenly he had to grab the heart. From the set he was taken away in an ambulance and at the hospital revealed that Bezhanova suffered a minor heart attack. Almost a month he spent in the hospital. And it was necessary to remove a cap in the remaining stages of Susanna.

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Tatyana Vasilyeva in film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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A still from the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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And Abdulov, and Vasiliev could come to the shooting, not knowing the words. A director is infuriated: "When I write a script, think over every detail. And from the actors demand that performed everything exactly the scenario up to the point. This many annoying people trying to improvise and honored: "And let's throw! And let me do so, "I say:" You cook in a tiny song, and I set up the score. " We Kuravlev friends, he squeaked, but still do so, as it is written. Abdulov terribly annoyed Vasilyeva, too. "

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A still from the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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In the film raised the topic black marketeers, and director suffered from the fact that the officials could "hack to death," these episodes. But problems arose for a different reason. Bezhanov said: "We have tried to beat in the picture the fact that the country was difficult to buy decent clothes, and flew us not for that. Remember, as Nadia and Susanna come to visit the speculators who played Igor Yasulovich? Black marketeer Muravyova offers all sorts of fashionable clothes, and when she refuses them, says Susanna: "Is she from the Urals? Does not understand? "Oh, and we got behind this phrase! It turns out that it is very much angered the leadership of the regional party committee of the Sverdlovsk region, the head of which at the time was the future president of Russia Boris Yeltsin. State cinema and I personally had to write explanations, a declaration of love to the Urals and to prove that we did not want to offend women Ural ".

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A still from the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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Irina Muraviev in the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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Contact with the image of Lyudmila Ivanova, too, was surprisingly accurate. In the film, she was trying to marry off Nadia Kliueva Lesha Pryakhina, but in real life she is also often acted as matchmaker. Just in time for filming the actress helped to arrange a personal life colleague of her husband, who was even look like a Pryakhina. And just on her account - about 10 marriages.

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Lyudmila Ivanova in the film * The most charming and attractive * 1985

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Despite all the difficulties, the result exceeded expectations: the film has become the leader of the Soviet film distribution in 1985, it looked 45 million Soviet viewers, 69 countries have bought a picture for display.