Letter to Brezhnev

TitleLetter to Brezhnev
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsBernard, Chris
Date Released11/15/1985
DistributorChannel Four Films
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

In this English romantic comedy, two young women in Thatcher-era Liverpool, Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) and Teresa (Margi Clarke), meet a pair of Soviet sailors, Peter (Peter Firth) and Sergei (Alfred Molina), who are on shore leave. While Teresa and Sergei seem content to have a carefree night, Elaine and Peter fall in love, leading to heartbreak when the officers have to return to duty on their ship. Elaine can't forget Peter and writes a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking him to make it possible for them to reunite. Letter To Brezhnev presents Margaret Thatcher's high-unemployment Liverpool as a depressed and tough city, fallen on hard times.

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