• Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

Letter to Brezhnev

Release Date: 1985

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

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. Can Elaine find a way to escape her gritty working-class surroundings and reunite with Peter?

Cast: Alexandra Pigg, Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Margi Clarke, Neil Cunningham, Ken Campbell, Angela Clarke, Tracy Lea

Director: Chris Bernard

Genres: Romantic comedy

Keywords: Friendship, 1980s, England, Charming, Passionate, Love, Friend

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)