Love in the Big City (film)

Love in the Big City (Russian: Любовь в большом городе, romanizedLübov’ v boĺšom gorode) is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Maryus Vaysberg.[2][3] It is based on the first full-length film project by Kvartal 95 Studio with the support of ICTV.[4][5] This is the first film of a trilogy about the adventures of three friends in search of true love.[6][7] It stars Aleksey Chadov, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and Ville Haapasalo.

Love in the Big City
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Directed byMaryus Vaysberg
Written byMaryus Vaysberg
Produced by
  • Sergei Livnev
  • Lev Nikolau
  • Georgiy Malkov
CinematographyIrek Khartovich
  • LPLS Film Production
  • Leopolis
  • Living Films
Distributed byKaroprokat
Release date
  • March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05)
Running time
84 minutes
  • Russian
  • English
Budget$3,5 million
Box office$9 119 668[1]
$11,482,165 worldwide


The film takes place in New York. The main characters of the film are friends Igor (Volodymyr Zelensky), Artem (Aleksey Chadov) and "almost Russian" Finn Oleg (Ville Haapasalo). They work in America, and in their spare time they enjoy a life of hedonism.

Igor is a dentist. Oleg, nicknamed "Sauna", is an instructor in a women's fitness club group. Artem earns a living as a tour guide by showing New York to Russian tourists. He is married, but this fact does not prevent him from having affairs.

But one day the carefree life of friends comes to an end. At another party a strange looking man makes a toast for love and then corrects himself: "Let what you drank for, be impossible without what I drank for." At one point, all three completely lose the ability to have sex. The friends desperately attempt everything to regain their virility but all is in vain.

After long torment, friends find that same person from the party and it turns out that he is Saint Valentine (Philipp Kirkorov), who settled in America to help its residents find love. With the help of his mystical abilities he "programmed" them against promiscuity. Only finding love can help the friends, and sex can only be with a beloved woman. Igor, Artem and Oleg face many problems, and must go their own way to understand that true love is the most important thing in life.[5][8]



The film was produced in New York City, New York. The other films of this trilogy are Love in the Big City 2 and Love in Vegas.[6][7]


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  2. ^ "Любовь в большом городе". VokrugTV.
  3. ^ "Любовь в большом городе. Х/ф". Russia-1.
  4. ^ "Банальная романтика эпохи СПИДа". Kino Teatr. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Кохання у великому місті". Kvartal 95 Studio. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Любовь в большом городе-3". Smotrim. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Любовь в большом городе 3". Romantic Collection. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Кохання у великому місті". ICTV. Retrieved 14 March 2022.

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