16 mm, color, 58 min, Germany, 1984. Based on
Chekhov’s play "The Bear”. Script, direction by Don Askarian.
Produced by Don Askarian and Margarita Woskanian. Broadcasted on German TV
Prints in German and English.
© by Don
One day the landlord Smirnov demands the
widow Popova to pay an old debt which her husband left. She has no money at
home and begs Smirnov to wait. The polite conversation turns quickly into an
argument. Popova fetches the pistols. Smirnov realizes now that he’s in
love with Popova. He confesses his love.
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