Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

Little Vera (Vasily Pichul; 1988)

August 1, 2019

Alissa Timoshkina, chef, KinoVino supper club founder, and author of Salt and Time: Recipes from a Russian Kitchen joins Ally Pitts to discuss this somewhat notorious drama from the late 1980s glastnost period a few years before the Soviet Union collapsed.

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Expect SPOILERS from about 55 minutes in until the end.

CONTENT WARNING: During the film it is revealed that one of the characters had a sexual relationship with an adult when they were 15 or 16 years old. There is also a fairly explicit sex scene.

Little Vera stars Natalya Negoda, Andrey Sokolov, Yuri Nazarov, Lyudmila Zaytseva, and Alexandra Tabakova.

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