The events of the controversial novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov pick up in modern day Russia.
“Russkaya Lolita” is a 2007 Russian movie directed by Armen Oganezov, based on the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. The film is a controversial adaptation of the novel and depicts the story of a middle-aged man named Vadim who becomes obsessed with a young teenage girl named Liza. The movie received mixed reviews and faced criticism for its explicit sexual content and portrayal of underage characters. It was banned in some countries due to its controversial content.
Thinking is for adults
Mom needs to rent out a room. Gennedy, a writer from the city takes the room and both mom and daughter throw themselves at him.
Film was in Russian with subtitles. Didn’t expect much plot and got less than that. Characters were shallow. Poorly done soft core film. Sound track drove me nuts.
Guide: sex and nudity.
Who needs subtitles when the plot is so simle?
Writer Gennady travels around the countryside looking for a place he can trade chores for a room. He bumps into Alice (Nemchenko) roller skating, who tells him that her mother is looking to rent out a room. The mother, Olga, agrees to take him in. She’s a bit lonely and he is a relatively attractive man and a bit of a romance begins between them, making Alice jealous and challenging her to seduce and steal him for herself.
Valeria Nemchenko had a short lived career in porn and in essentially two softcore feature films, this one and Temptation, (billed as Russian Nymphet.) Her nubile body and baby face made her look underage and she played that character to the hilt. This is by far the better of the two softcore features, although both are entertaining,
Alice manages to seduce Gennady pretty effectively, at first flashing her underwear and then her pubes at him under the table where her mother can’t see her. She throws her body at him, crawling over him bare-assed while he’s writing or reading. He sees her bathing in the forest and then helps her wash while groping her all over. That scene, and the one where she sits on his lap dressed in a schoolgirl outfit and he fingers her to her first orgasm are exceptionally hot.
Finally Olga comes home unexpectedly and catches to two of them making love. There is much crying and accusations, but Gennady is in love with both of them and so they end up as a threesome enjoying all the benefits.
While not much of an actress, trading on her nymphet looks instead of any real acting chops, she’s still a very charming seductress with a buoyant personality and a huge smile. In many ways I like this version better than the leering versions of Nobokov’s Novel.
Very good 2007 film And so hot video Good times.
A seriously underrated movie
While the story is only loosely bases on the original story “Lolita”, it is a superb film. The acting very well done. I think the actors were perfectly cast.
That being said… the movie does in fact touching on being a pornographic film. Spread legged female genitalia can be seen. The sex scenes while not graphic, I think may have actually been real sex being performed.
Valeria Nemchenko was superb as “lolita”.
I think this is a great movie. Loved the dialogue, the story line and the acting.
Nabokov is turning in his grave!
This is blasphemy to the great novel and one of the very worst movies I have ever seen. There is too little plot and too much sex for a mainstream movie, but too little sex and too much talking for a porn. The story is at average porn level, sex is lousy, and directing, acting and camera are terrible. The movie has no quality at all. On the one hand, there is no artistic quality, and on the other, you cannot even jerk off while watching it. Throughout the whole thing, I was thinking about Nabokov turning in his grave, but after the last scene, I think I died and started to turn in my own. I would give it a zero if it was possible, but unfortunately, I have to satisfy with.
Slow build up and wild climax
This is the first Lolita film that presents an engaging and plausible story all the way through. Nubile nymph Valeria Nemchenko plays a 14-18 year old virgin (age is never stated) who lives with her mother in a nice home set in the woods somewhere in Russia. An older man looking for a new life sees an ad for a room for rent and meets budding beauty Aliza. The plump mother rents him the room and soon after Gennedy and mom begin a secret affair explicitly shown. Aliza can hear them so she watches through the peephole and becomes inflamed with lust and jealousy. When mom is not around she overcomes her shyness in stages first chatting then sitting on his lap and as each day goes by, the man begins to go crazy. He is trying to be loyal to the mom but the little girl is persistent and becoming bolder. Finally Aliza rejects him because he wants to continue with mom. He is tortured by her absence as the days go by. After trying to resist he gives in and goes to her. He says he wants her alone even if it means mom will become vindictive. Little Aliza is beside herself with joy and they plan a rendezvous.
Here is where it beats the other Lolita movies by a mile. The other films make you guess about the affairs but this one bares all and it is very wild. They stay in the soft core arena with no male penis and no insertion visible but full nudity from then on when they meet. Mom of course, finds out and there is a surprise ending I will not reveal. A sexy and erotic Lolita story that is interesting and well shot.
A Poor And Salacious Relative.
Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, “Lolita,” must be kind of popular in Russia. I know of one Russian who taught herself English just to be able to read the original novel. That’s understandable. It’s a great novel, in many ways a masterwork. But that makes it difficult to transpose to the screen and none of the versions have been particularly good. Here, in print, is Humbert Humbert excoriating himself for having an affair with a pubescent girl: “I was a pentapod monster.” Now, how do you translate that devastating comic comment to celluloid.
“Russian Lolita” is updated to the present, probably in order to save money because the budget is clearly not lavish. The performances vary. The characters of Humbert and Charlotte (with different names of course) are satisfying enough, but the director has allowed the Lolita character, Valeria Nemchenko, to overact outrageously, giggling, skipping, and sucking her thumb.
She’s already too grown up, already into her growth spurt, so she’s thin and gangly. Nothing wrong with that except that what made the novel so impressive was the fact that the young girl was REALLY young. Nemchenko looks as if she may already have been around. And THIS Lolita is far more deliberate in introducing the writer to the joys of sex, whereas the original was nothing more than the whimsical teasing of a child. Here, Humbert is not obsessed with Lolita. It’s the other way round.
There’s a good deal of nudity to liven up the film, enough to demonstrate that Nemchenko is past puberty. The character does retain some of the original’s traits. Sex is sex but kissing is disgusting stuff, at least at first. The sex scenes are lengthy and there is female nudity but all the sex is simulated, as in a soft core love story.
I was able to follow the plot well enough because I’m familiar with the novel but it has to be admitted that I may have missed some cinematic grace notes because my command of Russian doesn’t extend much beyond “cabbage” (kapusta) and “clown” (klun), and maybe a few remnants of Nadsat from “A Clockwork Orange.” I don’t think it matters much because I doubt anyone was expected to take this as a serious attempt to put “Lolita” on film. Instead, it’s a parody of a parody. A man moves into a house with a plump mother and skinny daughter and it all ends up in a happy threesome.