Bez Menya (the Perfect Ones) 2018: A Review

By Ari Helderman
April 13, 2022
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One interesting Russian movie that came out this year is the movie Bez Menya (literal translation: without me). In English it’s called The Perfect Ones and it’s a mysterious drama about romance.

The movie was released in Russian the 18th of October 2018. The director is Kirill Pletnyov.

Bez Menya (the Perfect Ones) Plot Synopsis

2 girls, who were once in love with the same man start getting text messages from him (Dima).

Nothing weird with that – except for the fact that he recently died.

Now they need to go and unravel this mystery together. And in the process they learn a lot about themselves, their love and the world around them.

Watch the movie to find out if Dima is really dead – or if he’s playing a weird trick on his (former) girlfriend(s)?

Here’s an overview of the cast (source: IMDB):

Lyubov AksyonovaKsyusha
Evgeniya DmitrievaRoza
Darya GushchinaMasha
Rinal MukhametovDima
Polina MaksimovaKira
Anna KamenkovaMama Ksyushi
Kirill PletnyovVanya

Bez Menya Trailer (English/Russian)

Here is the Russian  trailer:

And here including English subtitles:

Is it a good movie for learning Russian?

The movie is good for learning Russian. As the language being spoken isn’t old or too difficult. So if you’re learning Russian, this movie is a good choice to get better.

However, if you want to watch more movies in Russian, then feel free to check out the movie archives – or this article about 7 interesting series that you can watch to improve your Russian.

Where can you watch Bez Menya online?

The movie was released the 18th of October in Russia. So unfortunately it’s not available online yet. If you happen to be in Russia, then enjoy watching the movie there! Otherwise you’ll have to wait a bit.

I’ll try in several months to see if I can find the movie online – including English subs – and add the link here.

Watch this video where I tell you in Russian (with English subtitles) 9 reasons why Russian is actually easy to learn.

What should you do next?

Learning Russian does NOT need to be difficult. All you need is a solid plan that helps you improve the following things daily:

  • vocabulary
  • grammar
  • listening skills
  • speaking skills

That's ALL you need. If you can do this for a couple of weeks, you’ll already be making great progress in your Russian skills.

And the best part? If you improve a little bit every day, soon these practices will become daily habits.

And then you will start making progress on autopilot.

This means that learning Russian is now a part of your daily routine. So you won’t even need discipline anymore to get yourself to practice.

If you like the idea of this, but don’t know where to start, go here for more information.

About the Author

My name is Ari Helderman and I help people learn Russian through videos and blog posts where I share my experience.   I have been learning Russian since 2016. I often get mistaken for a native speaker these days, so I've learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn't if you want to speak Russian well.

Ari Helderman