Title : The Beginning
Genre : Romance, Comedy, Drama
Cast : Inna Churikova (Pasha Stroganova / Joan of Arc), Valentina Telichkina (Valya), Leonid Kuravlyov (Arkadi), Mikhail Kononov (Pavlik), Tatyana Bedova (Toma), Nina Skomorokhova (Zina), Tatyana Stepanova (Katya), Yuri Klepikov (Director), Gennadi Beglov (Odinokov), Yuri Vizbor (Stepan Ivanovich), Vyacheslav Vasilyev (Stepan Vitalyevich), Yevgeni Lebedev (Cauchon), Vsevolod Sobolev (Massieu), Gerasim Zhukovsky (Boriska)
Movie Plot : A film-in-film story set in a provincial town in Russia. Pasha is an amateur actress who plays a witch at a local club, but her dream is to play Joan of Arc. In a strike of luck she is cast as Joan of Arc in a big screen film. Now she is torn between her luck and her love to Arcady who is a married man.