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Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (1961)

Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

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Aleksandr Khvylya ...
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Yuri Tavrov ...
Vakula (as Yu. Tavrov)
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Dmitriy Kapka ...
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Aleksandr Radunsky ...
The Head (as A. Radunsky)
Georgiy Millyar ...
Aleksei Smirnov
Mikhail Troyanovsky
Aleksandr Demyanenko
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Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

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Wonderfully funny fantasy
14 December 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

In the best tradition of Soviet fantasy, Dikanka is entertaining from start to finish. There isn't much a plot (hijinks during the night), but the practical effects are charming, and I laughed harder than I had in a long time.

The best element is the Devil himself. Rather than a figure of fear and evil, the Devil is a hairy, silly fellow who keeps busy by tormenting a blacksmith who drew a religious picture that the Devil found particularly offensive. In addition, there are a horde of lusty and/or drunken townsmen, and a cameo by the Tsarina herself. Also, a "Three's Company"-esquire set piece where character after character must hide out in the local witch's hut.


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