Give me a complaints book

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Give Me a Book of Complaints
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Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Written by Alexander Galich
Boris Laskin
Starring Oleg Borisov
Larisa Golubkina
Anatoly Kuznetsov
Music by Anatoly Lepin
Cinematography Vladimir Nakhabtsev
Anatoly Mukasey
Release dates
23 July 1965
Running time
91 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Give Me a Book of Complaints[1] (Russian: Дайте жалобную книгу[2], translit. Dayte zhalobnuyu knigu) is a 1965 Soviet film directed by Eldar Ryazanov.


A group of young journalists accidentally walks into the restaurant "Dandelion". The atmosphere in the restaurant is extremely unhealthy: rude waitresses, thieving barmaid, wretched interior, ridiculous restaurant singer and deputy director Kutaytsev, who is constantly drunk and encourages this mess. However, the young and energetic director of the restaurant Tatiana Shumova is trying, unsuccessfully, to deal with shortcomings of the restaurant that she was entrusted with.

Journalist Yuri Nikitin wrote a critical article about the restaurant, but hopelessly falls in love with Tatiana. Despite the opposition of bureaucrats, the young director Shumova manages to change the situation, making the restaurant an exemplary catering establishment, as well as finding love along the way...



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