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Marafon zhelaniy (2020)

Hoping to change her life, Marina, a small town girl, embarks on a journey to a life coaching event. But an unexpected delay at a St. Petersburg airport sends her on a 24 hour comedic spree... See full summary »


Darya Charusha


Credited cast:
Yuliya Aug ... Tetya Lyuda
Pavel Derevyanko ... Nikita
Aleksandr Gudkov ... Pasha
Andrew Ilitchev Andrew Ilitchev ... Airport Employee
Oleg Kursachyov Oleg Kursachyov ... Igor
Mariya Minogarova Mariya Minogarova ... Liza Polosuhina
Kirill Nagiev Kirill Nagiev ... Sasha
Alina Nedobitko Alina Nedobitko ... Sonya Tolmatskaya
Aglaya Tarasova ... Marina Gomynina
Tina Tarusina Tina Tarusina ... Nina
Yana Troyanova Yana Troyanova ... Pusi Pauer
Ekaterina Varnava ... Vita
Makar Zaporozhskiy ... Lyosha
Eva Zhuk Eva Zhuk
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Hoping to change her life, Marina, a small town girl, embarks on a journey to a life coaching event. But an unexpected delay at a St. Petersburg airport sends her on a 24 hour comedic spree, which may ultimately provide her with the key to her happiness.

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All the wishes eventually come true
31 January 2020 | by ekandzioubaSee all my reviews

Everybody has dozens of dreams and waits them come true. But real happiness never hurries to knock on our door, we should fight for it and try ourselves the best. Only then will we get what we really deserve. All of us have plans which go wrong at once leaving us frustrated. In this situation you can give up or continue to fight, try and believe! The main heroine of new romantic comedy "Desire Marathon" is the second type. You should learn optimism and determination from her.

I'd call this film another Cinderella story. It's whole about dreaming and reaching the goals. Here you'll recognize all the classical characters: cruel stepmother (Marina's mother-in-law), handsome prince (Nagiyev) and definitely a fairy godmother (Blinovskaya). Marina is almost a classical Cinderella girl, she's hard-working, kind and extremely tends to love and marriage though our Russian Cinderella is far more daring and down-to-earth. She doesn't need much money, castle and a prince to be happy. New windows and car mechanic will do. But life is unpredictable thing. Wedding is cancelled, the girl is kicked out of her flat and her own hope is visiting the seminar of the famous personal coach and motivator Elena Blinovskaya in a distant city Khanty-Mansiysk. Fortunately, Marina doesn't know how to lose. Realizing that her destiny is in her own hands, the she buys a ticket and sets off on unexpected adventures.

The film is bright, sweet, both moving and amusing. For me it's extremely motivational. Its essence is as old as the world, but it really works in the best possible way and encourages us to act. You won't be happy, sitting on the sofa, crying, waiting the dreams come true. We must act here and now. This is what the film tells us.

I really liked Aglaya Tarasova as Marina. She perfectly performed a provincial manicurist who you inevitably fall in love with. And Cyril Nagiyev is also on the right place. He is super-sexy chef.

The film is delicious. Its humor is light and far not stupid, cast is awesome and the story is lovely. You will recognize real story of real people in it for sure.

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Release Date:

23 January 2020 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marathon of Desires See more »


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RUR80,000,000 (estimated)

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SAGa, Versus Pictures See more »
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