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A Cruel Romance is a 1984 Russian romantic drama directed by Eldar Ryazanov. It is the second adaptation after Protazanov's and is the best known screen version of Alexander Ostrovsky's classic play Without a Dowry. The main female role was played by Larisa Guzeyeva, for whom this was a cinematic debut. The film was shot on location in the Upper Volga region, including Kostroma. It features a set of Russian romances written by Bella Akhmadulina, Marina Tsvetaeva and Eldar Ryazanov, composed by Andrey Petrov and Nina Shatskaya and performed by Valentina Ponomaryova. These songs have gained widespread popularity in Russia.