Synopsis: The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a Plumber who spends his free time, as well as working hours, drinking with his buddies whom he even doesn't recognize the next day after another heavy drink. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling a part but he doesn't realize it. There is only one person who can save him - a nurse by the name Katya whom he met at a disco and didn't pay much attention to... Daneliya manages to balance in the film satire and drama, quotes from the film gained a cult status in Russia and other former countries of USSR.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
92 min


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What do you want, comrade?

- Wha..?

- What do you want?

- Afonya.

- Who's Afonya?

Borschov. I've been waiting

for him for 2 hours!

Plow the land I will!

Till the land I will!


Siphon block broke down.

No end of hassle now!

Have to get my pay before 15.00.

It's a quarter to.

Borschov! I'll add up sewage

maintenance for you!

Sure thing. I'm in no mood

to beaver away for free.

And the fountain!

- Haven't got one.

- What about matches?

- I don't smoke.

- Too bad for you.

- One kick less.

- Borschov!

- Do you have a conscience?

- I've loads of conscience.

Time is what I don't have.


Starring Leonid Kuravlev


Katya - Yevgenia Simonova

Kolya - Yevgeny Leonov

Fidget - Savely Kramarov

Elena - Nina Maslova

Fedul - Borislav Brondukov




Borschov! Come back after 16.00.

Milya Christoforovna, please!

Need to take him for an injection.

He sticks with me like an orphan.

- What orphan?

- My nephew.

They sent him here from the village

for medical treatment.

- What's with him?

- Don't know.

Nobody knows. The poor little dot

can't stop shaking.

There he is!



- She spotted me. What'd ya want?

- Get back to work!

Doesn't he have

a legal lunch break?

He's been on lunch break

since 10 a.m.!

- Get back to work this very minute!

- Told ya we'd better go to 'Daisy'.


A Georgy Danelia film.

This table free?

Gee, it's damn hot.

That roach?



Be my guest.

Gimme yours.

- I can't.

- Why not?

I'm allergic to it. It's a health


- I get skin rash.

- 10 grams.

- I can't!

- One drop?

- I said I can't!

- Half a drop.

For the smell of it.

Right into the snowstorm

We will daringly dash!

And onward we will drive

our sleigh...

You happy with your life?

Can't blame it.

What about yourself?

- Na.

- Too bad.


I take a philosophical approach

to it.

Philosophically I'm not too happy

with it either.

White geese paddled to Marusya...

Shoo, geese! Fly on...

Dig this!


I've been hanging here into

my second week.

Come on in!

How about playing some good old


Where do you think you're going?

Gonna wipe my feet.

No need to!

Hello there. I'm Kolya.

Who's that?

Meet my friend Kolya.

I'm asking you:
who is that?

What is your surname?

- I forgot.

- You have to remember.

- I can't.

- See how you end up?

You bring home god knows who.

What if he's an easy rider?

Or a wanted criminal?

Did you check his papers?


I want to see your passport.

Borschov, I've been waiting

for you for 3 hours.

You've been hanging around

hell knows where.


What now...

Kolya's gone...



What's wrong with downing

a shot on pay day!

Pay day my ass!

I bought you perfume.


Not there.

I clearly remember buying it.

You drank it up. With Kolya.

You've ruined my life, Borschov!

- Here we go again...

- Yes... Yes...

'Here we go again'.

I've wasted 2 years of my life

on you.

Thought we'd get married

and live like all normal people do.

I... Hiccup, hiccup,

for Fedot you stick up,

then jump on to Jacob,

then on to Mike,

then to anyone you like.

You are a bastard, Borschov.


Get back here!

I said, get back here!

She thought..!

- What's the next stop?

- 'Profsoyuznaya'.


Feel my forehead. Am I running

a fever?

It's room temperature.

Murad, you feel it.

You need to cut down on your

drinking. My uncle Abdullah is 76.

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