Oblomov
A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov
Russia, 1980, 140 minutes
Oblomov Synopsis

St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' estate. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and successful businessman, adds Oblomov to his circle whenever he's in the city, and Oblomov's life changes when Stoltz introduces him to Olga, lovely and cultured. When Stoltz leaves for several months, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga's, and she determines to change him: to turn him into a man of society, action, and culture. Soon, Olga and Oblomov are in love; but where, in the triangle, does that leave Stoltz?

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Reviewed by jeteli
The film is quite old but rather entertaining, to say the least.  It has its funny moments especially during that time of Oblomov's childhood days, he was always seen as... more
The film is quite old but rather entertaining, to say the least.  It has its funny moments especially during that time of Oblomov's childhood days, he was always seen as the naughty and playful child. Director Mikhalkov brings in a refreshing note to this film and applies inventive methods like unconventional camera movements among others.Commendable cinematography and  acting performance was very laudable most notably that of the lead characters Oleg Tabakov as Oblomov and Yelena Solovey as Olga. 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
The movie started quite slowly and tends to drag, but later on it becomes really engaging to watch.  It depicts the life of a man named Oblomov who initially is... more
The movie started quite slowly and tends to drag, but later on it becomes really engaging to watch.  It depicts the life of a man named Oblomov who initially is seen to favor sleeping over doing something useful out of life.  It was genuinely heartwarming to witness the great friendship between Oblomov and Stoltz. The flashback scenes to Oblomov's childhood were a gem and there was a scene that I found absurd, that of the servants all asleep while the two friends sneak out to play outside. It seems they were under the spell like Sleeping Beauty! Kidding aside, this movie from 1980 has its poignant scenes and you can't help but be immersed in Oblomov's psyche. This film won the Best Foreign Language Film from the National Board of Review USA. Worth checking out! 
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