This melodrama revolves around the post-war meeting reunion an intelligent front-line officer, now happily married, and a woman street vendor. This encounter reawakens in them submerged feelings of gratitude and tenderness as the officer recalls how they met during the war and what she used to mean to him. Now he learns that she is alone with a small daughter, the girl’s father having been killed at the front. Naturally, he seeks to help them but his wife is not so understanding…
Wartime Romance (Russian: Военно-полевой роман, translit. Voenno-polevoy roman) is a 1983 Soviet film directed by Pyotr Todorovsky. It tells the story of a soldier and a nurse separated by World War II and briefly reunited in 1950. Starring Nikolay Burlyaev, Natalya Andreychenko, Inna Churikova, Ekaterina Yudina, Zinoviy Gerdt, Yelena Kozelkova, Viktor Proskurin, Vsevolod Shilovskiy and Natalya Chenchik.
About the Story
Sasha is a former Red Army soldier married to a teacher and attending a university. He also works as a motion picture operator at a local theatre. One winter day he meets a gruffish woman street vendor with a child. Sasha recognizes her to be Lyuba, a former military nurse he worshipped during the war. He starts dating her and looking after her child. After learning about their affair, Sasha’s wife invites Lyuba to their kommunalka and throws a little party for the lovers.
Sasha proves to be too mild-mannered to keep Lyuba under control once she regained her former beauty and self-esteem. She starts a relationship with a local Communist party official. Sasha eventually comes to understand that Lyuba is not the ideal woman he once thought her to be. He is reunited with his patient wife.
Wartime Romance (1985)
Directed by: Pyotr Todorovskiy
Starring: Nikolay Burlyaev, Natalya Andreychenko, Inna Churikova, Ekaterina Yudina, Zinoviy Gerdt, Yelena Kozelkova, Viktor Proskurin, Vsevolod Shilovskiy, Natalya Chenchik
Screenplay by: Pyotr Todorovskiy
Production Design by: Valentin Konovalov
Cinematography by: Valeri Blinov
Film Editing by: Irina Blogerman
Costume Design by: Tatyana Krapivnaya
Set Decoration by: A. Krutogolov
Music by: Igor Kantyukov, Pyotr Todorovskiy
Distributed by: Art Technologies
Release Date: February 8, 1985