As filmed "The Search for the woman"
• How to shoot a film, "Seek the woman"
January 22 marks 65 years of famous film and theater actor, TV presenter and producer Leonid Yarmolnik. One of the first films that brought him all-Union popularity, was a detective comedy Alla Surikova "Look for the woman." Why Leonid Kuravleva did not want to argue for the main role, which is why on Yarmolnik harbored resentment Semen Farad, one of the actors left the profession and devoted himself to the service of God, and who emigrated to the United States - later in the review.
This film was an adaptation of a play by French playwright Robert Thomas "Popugaiha and chicken", which translated from colloquial French for "Chatterbox and police." Soviet public this pun was not clear, and someone jokingly suggested director Alla Surikova rename filming in "Cherche la femme." So was born the name "Look for the woman."
Another problem occurred with shooting on location - the action something was happening in Paris! And the money allocated to the shooting is very small. The only way to remove the low-budget movie Surikov seen to focus the action in one room - the office of the notary Maître Rocher, which was built in the pavilion "Mosfilm". A general panorama of the streets of Paris that appear at the beginning of the film, took an amateur camera from a car window Danelia. Difficulties arose, and with props - in order to get things French, the creators had to go to the French Embassy in Moscow. So they got a telephone, French calendar 1982 Paris newspapers and magazines, and the embassy guard lent Yarmolnik police cap.
Alla Surikov wanted to shoot starring Georgian actress Sofiko Chiaureli - she was looking for a new face, not known to the general public, in addition to the appearance of the actress, in her opinion, it was something French. However, the editors of "Mosfilm" did not approve her candidacy. To convince them, the director, together with the operator Mikhail Agranovich went to Tbilisi to carry out tests with Sophiko personally. There they were met with a true Georgian hospitality - all 4 days of the guests did not get up from the table. Alla Surikov recalled: "Right off the plane we were taken to get acquainted with all the charm of Georgian life. We woke up the day of departure. " Only on the way back, she remembered that fotoproby they never held. And then they remade portrait Chiaureli with calendar 20 years ago and presented it as hudsovet fotoproby. And after that, the actress confirmed!
In the role of a detective Grandena Alla Surikov I saw Mikhail Ulyanov, and the actor was ready to act. But his theater at that time went on tour, and the actor was unable to agree on a schedule of filming. Among the other candidates for this role were Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Leonid Kuravlev. But after starring plumbing Athos Kuravleva as serious French detective no one could imagine. The actor recalled that the debate on the arts council lasted for a long time: "And suddenly someone very well respected from the Commission appeals to colleagues, and you know, because Dzhigarkhanyan just not suited to this role, he's a real superman and already at the twentieth minute of the plot is obliged to figure out who the murderer, so grab Kuravleva: he will think two series-guessing. " As a result, the role was Kuravlev, which also looked very organically in a duet with Chiaureli. They were both happy about this turn of events - the actors studied in the same year the Institute of Cinematography and talked for a long time.
In the role of the police Maksimena samples passed Semen Farad, but Alexander Abdulov, who played in the movie the clerk notary office of Robert de scharans led to the set of his friend Leonid Yarmolnik. And Surikov knew immediately that Maksimen should be like this: "We Lenya Kuravlev was no longer young. A duo of young and old - it's much more interesting. In general, I apologized to Senya, who then still do not forgive me. And he took Yarmolnik ". Each day of shooting Abdulov and Yarmolnik was converted into a holiday - they have sprinkled jokes. A reconciliation of Faraday and Surikovoj just happened while filming "Crazies" when she invited him to appear.
Elena Solovey was cast Madame Clara, wife of Maitre Roche without trial - after filming Nikita Mikhalkov, it was at the peak of popularity. But in the early 1990s. actress suddenly disappeared from the screens - as it became known later, she followed her husband immigrated to the United States. There, she was not able to pursue his acting career, but worked on the Russian-language radio and taught at drama school. On his decision to actress he never regretted: "I was away from the country for one reason - not seen in Russia for the future of their children. And I never regretted. Once my children, and now grandchildren and well in America, then why should it be bad for me? No, it was not nostalgia. I have been longing for people, which was on different sides of the ocean. " The
The role of the notary's office played a typist is not known to the public actress Elena Ukraschenok. After that film, she appeared only two scenes in the mid-1980s. He has also left the acting profession. At the peak of popularity she left the theater and cinema, and has dedicated her life to serving God. In 2000-ies. its main occupation was the rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholates of the Christian program "12 steps". She reads on the radio verses from the Bible and arranges dinners for the poor.
Lyudmila Dmitrieva, who in the film played the role of the Secretary Maître Suzanne Roche Brissar played in more than 50 films, but viewers will remember her in this way. Unfortunately, in the movie it often battered supporting roles. Due to the birth of two children she had to make a long pause in her acting career, and after that she received little interesting offers. In the mid-2000s. the actress returned to the screens and has played in several films and television series, but in the memory of most viewers it remained Suzanne Brissar.
Unfortunately, some of the actors of the film is no longer alive: January 3, 2008 after a long illness, died 54-year-old Alexander Abdulov, 2 March of the same year passed away 70-year-old Sofiko Chiaureli. She was not in demand among Russian producers, but has become a very popular actress in his Georgia. Until recent days, she appeared on the stage of the Tbilisi Theater. In her honor in Tbilisi was named one of the streets.
And Leonid Yarmolnik, and Leonid Kuravlev and Sergei Jurassic lately rarely appear on the screen - actors rarely get decent offers from producers. Kuravlev says that he is tired of playing police chiefs, oligarchs and bandits. Now the main role for him - grandfather of three grandchildren. 3 years is not an actor in films, rarely gives interviews and avoids social events. Sergei Jura, who played in the film Maitre Roche, is also very selectively apply to new roles. The last time viewers saw it on the screen in 2011 in the role of Boris Pasternak in "Furtseva" and starring in the film "Comrade Stalin".