14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"

18-06-2017, 10:16
1. The film is based on the play "Colleagues", written by Eldar Ryazanov and Emil Braginsky.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
By the way, this play was a great success in China.

2. Surprisingly, but Ryazanov without film tests and statements were allowed to shoot those actors that he wanted to see in the film.

14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
Usually all decisions regarding the cast were made by the artistic council.
3. Oleg Basilashvili (who played Samokhvalov) really wanted to get the role of Novoseltsev.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
4. During the shooting Basilashvili did not really know how to drive, although he had to act in several scenes in the car.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
He did not have time to take a driving course, so one day he almost broke the camera, and another time he drove into the kiosk.
5. Initially, Verochka’s secretary was supposed to have a husband, who was played by Alexander Fatyushin.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
But the actor fell ill and only the voice in the handset remained from her husband.
6. The actors improvised a lot, so that the material was filmed for almost three whole series, instead of two.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
For example, the rendezvous of Novoseltsev and Kalugina at her house is completely improvisation.
7. Although the action of the picture takes place almost entirely in the same building, in fact, the shooting took place in three different rooms.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
8. The story with letters from Olga Ryzhova is taken from real life, the cinematographers, whose names were never named, became the prototypes.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
9. Bronze horse, which pulls Novoseltsev, even has its own filmography.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
He appeared in "The Diamond Arm", "Shirley Myrli", "Formula of Love", "Old New Year" and in one of the series "Seventeen Moments of Spring".
10. Words to the song "Nature has no bad weather" was written by Ryazanov himself.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
The director put them up as poems by the English poet William Blake, and the composer did not even understand that it was a forgery.
11. Everybody received the Honorary State Prize of the USSR for the film, except for Alice Freindlich, the leading actor.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
She already had a prize for a theatrical role, and according to the rules a new prize could be given no less than 2 years after the previous one.
12. The working title of the film was “The Tale of the Leading Cinderella”.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
13. Rimma Markova and Nina Agapova tried for the role of Shurachka.
14 amazing facts about the movie "Office Romance"
But Ryazanov gave preference to Lyudmila Ivanova, who herself was the chairman of the local committee at the Sovremennik Theater.
14. The scenes with Olga Ryzhova’s trip in public transport were filmed in real buses and without the participation of extras.

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