Bless the Woman

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Bless the Woman
Directed byStanislav Govorukhin
Written byVladimir Valutsky
Produced byYekaterina Maskina
StarringSvetlana Khodchenkova
CinematographyLomer Akhvlediani
Edited byVera Kruglova
Music byEugen Doga
Distributed byVertikal
Release date
  • September 4, 2003 (2003-09-04)
Running time
114 minutes

Bless the Woman (Russian: Благословите женщину, romanizedBlagoslovite zhenshchinu) is a Russian film that was released in 2003. The film is based on the novel Hostess, by Irina Grekova.


The film begins in a small seaside village in the early 1930s. A young girl falls in love with an older visiting military officer named Larichev and goes with him to his place of service. Following always and everywhere for her beloved husband (Central Asia, the North, the Soviet-Finnish War, the beginning of the Great Patriotic War), the heroine fully sacrifices herself to him, obeying his orders without discussion. Captivity, suspicion and the ruin of his military career (dismissal from the army) break Larichev's strong character, bringing death from heart failure. The heroine's life without him is a new beginning.


Awards and nominations

  • Nominations for Nika Award for Best Feature Film and Best Actress (Svetlana Khodchenkova) (2004).
  • Nika Award for Best Supporting Actress (Inna Churikova) (2004).
  • Pacific Meridian for People's Choice Award (2003).[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Актёры и роли
  2. ^ "Плейкаст «Благословите женщину»". Archived from the original on 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  3. ^ Александра Костенюк на сайте РШФ
  4. ^ Благословите женщину. Российское кино
  5. ^ "Меридианы Тихого". Archived from the original on 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2017-01-03.

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