Oshibki yunosti 1978
No relation to the French "Erreur de Jeunesse", the Russian "Errors of Youth" was 10 years in the making. Filmmaker Boris Frumin began the project in 1979, but the Soviet government found the film too close to reality for public consumption. A relaxing of censorship towards the end of the 1980s enabled Frumin to complete his film and enter it in several international festivals.

In Frumin's words, "The Errors of Youth was an effort to speak about a young man, Dimitry Gurianov, a representative of his generation who can't find his place in life. The hypocrisy of the army, the boring life of the countryside, the hard work and constant drunkenness in the north, plus misadventures with women bring him to Leningrad, where he becomes part of the 'black market' scene. We tried to be truthful to the spirit and atmosphere of the 70s in Russia. The film was banned because it was found to be too close to 'real life.'"

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Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Boris Frumin
Cast: Stanislav Zhdanko, Nina Arkhipova, Lidiya Dorotenko, Nikolay Karachentsov, Marina Neyolova, Natalya Varley
Country: Soviet Union

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