Autumn Marathon

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Autumn Marathon ★★½ Osenny Marafon 1979

To say that this is one of the better Russian movies of the past three decades is sort of faint praise, given the state of Soviet cinema. Written by playwright Volodin, it's just another paint-by-number version of the philandering man who's really an OK Joe who loves his kids comedy. In Russian with English subtitles. 100m/C VHS, DVD . RU Oleg Basilashvili, Natalia Gundareva, Marina Neyolova; D: Georgi Daniela; W: Alexander Volodin.