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Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
"Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika" (original title)

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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Demyanenko ...
Aleksei Smirnov ...
Fedya (segment "Naparnik") / Doubting person at market (segment "Operatsiya 'Y")
Vladimir Basov ...
Policeman (segment "Naparnik")
Emmanuil Geller ...
Another man (segment "Naparnik")
Rina Zelyonaya ...
Shurik's neighbour in the bus (segment "Naparnik")
Viktor Uralskiy ...
Food-giver (segment "Naparnik")
Guseyn Akhundov ...
(segment "Naparnik") (as G. Akhundov)
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Construction director (segment "Naparnik")
Valentina Berezutskaya ...
(segment "Naparnik")
Natalya Seleznyova ...
Lida (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Svetlana Ageeva ...
(segment "Naparnik")
Vladimir Rautbart ...
(segment "Navazhdeniye")
Viktor Pavlov ...
Dub (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Valeriy Nosik ...
A student (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Georgiy Georgiu ...
(segment "Navazhdeniye")
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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 allow a pregnant woman to take his place. Fedya is punished by community work at a construction site, where Shurik also works part-time. Of course, Fedya wants revenge... 2. "Navazhdenie" ("Strange Impression"). It's final exam time. Shurik (like other students) is very busy trying to find material to study. Suddenly he notices necessary material in someone's hands. Shurik follows this person all over the city reading over the shoulder, not even noticing who this person is and where they are going. Next day, after having met a beautiful girl, Shurik constantly has an impression that he's already seen her, visited her apartment etc... 3. "Operatsiya Y" ("Operation Y"). A depository director, trying to cover up embezzlement on his depository, hires 3 crooks to simulate robbery. The plan is to get there at... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures  »

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The casting started on 1 June 1964. Searching for the protagonist proved to be the most difficult. Leonid Gayday looked for someone like himself and over 100 actors auditioned, including Oleg Vidov, Vsevolod Abdulov, Vitali Solomin, Yevgeny Petrosyan, Sergey Nikonenko, Evgeniy Zharikov, Gennadi Korolkov, Ivan Bortnik, Valeriy Nosik, Aleksandr Zbruev and Andrey Mironov was in talks. The art committee recommended Valeri Nosik although Leonid Gayday himself had doubts. After incidentally seeing a picture of Aleksandr Demyanenko, Gaidai left for Leningrad on 11 July for personal talks that proved to be successful. Demyanenko later said, "I realized the film was bound to be a success as soon as I read the script of 'Operatsiya Y'. No films like that were made in the USSR at the time." See more »

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Great, most amusing soviet film.
26 October 2004 | by (Jerusalem) – See all my reviews

It is one of those 'must' soviet films that any educated man should see. Most talented actors, really cleverly made script and all, and also containing many words and phrases that got into lexicon. Nikulin as always geniusely acts both the facial expressions in the song "Postoy Porovoz", and the ones in other scenes (like the fight with Shurik). I could say that the song alone is enough to watch it, even for those who did not directly experience that kind of life, it would still cause a sense of cheerful nostalgy. Morgunov - also one of the most talented and known soviet actors, for those who ever liked him - it is most definitely one of his best pictures. Few more can be said, I mean - just watch it.


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