Oci ciornie (1987) : Oci ciornie: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story.
Cast : Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksandr Filippenko, Aleksandr Pyatkov, Aleksei Kuznetsov, Avangard Leontyev, Carola Stagnaro, Dmitri Zolotukhin, Elgudzha Burduli, Francesca Ventura, Francesco De Rosa, Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Isa Gallinelli, Isabella Rossellini, Larisa Kuznetsova, Loredana Martínez, Lyubov Rudneva, Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Grazia Bon, Maria Grazia Nazzari, Marthe Keller, Max Turilli, Nino Bignamini, Oleg Tabakov, Paolo Baroni, Pavel Kadochnikov, Pina Cei, Renzo Marignano, Riccardo Parisio Perrotti, Roberto Herlitzka, Silvana Mangano, Vsevolod Larionov, Yelena Safonova, Yuri Bogatyryov