Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In this comic story, nerdy Shurik travels to the Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Petukhov S.D., one of local authorities, gets into tickler upon arriving from 3 days trip.

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Rostislav Plyatt, Georgiy Vitsin, Vera Altayskaya
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Sergey Migitsko, Nonna Mordyukova
Twelve Chairs (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Archil Gomiashvili, Sergey Filippov, Mikhail Pugovkin
Sportloto-82 (1982)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Adventurous comedy about a bunch of people hunting the winning lottery ticket.

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Algis Arlauskas, Svetlana Amanova, Mikhail Pugovkin
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two stories, both about three stupid guys who get screwed by their dog.

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Evgeniy Morgunov, Georgiy Vitsin, Yuriy Nikulin
Delovye lyudi (1962)
Comedy | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Rostislav Plyatt, Georgiy Vitsin, Yuriy Nikulin
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sergey Yakovlev ...
Vasili Kruglikov
Vladimir Belokurov ...
Latkin
Kyunna Ignatova ...
Raissa Fedosseyeva
Leonid Gubanov ...
Dmitri Orestovich
Nikifor Kolofidin ...
Vassili's Father
Aleksandr Antonov ...
Raissa's Father
Apollon Yachnitskiy ...
Arabin
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 May 1957 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A Weary Road  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A classical story of love an loss
21 March 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Leonid Gajdaj's first film

Middle-aged Kruglikov has spent many years exiled in a hamlet in Jakutsk, in remote eastern Siberia, where he keeps a post house, hiring horses to travellers.

While sheltering from the bitter wind howling outside his inn, Kruglikov recalls his youth and his reason for being there when asked by some passing guests. He was sent there as punishment for shooting an old general - whom he served - who openly started courting Kruglikov's beautiful fiancé and humiliating him, convinced of his superiority and ignoring the young lovers' wishes.

A classical Soviet tale focusing on the clash between the old regime and the beginning of the revolutionary movement, between duty, rigid morals, cowardice, and the desire to flee from it all, fuelled by first love.

In the end, the young heroes are separated and have a difficult life of sacrifice, but they are meant to pave the way, through their moral integrity, for the happiness of future generations. Given the year when it was made, 1956, it inevitably contains some Soviet propaganda. Still, some universal themes make it worth watching.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?