A rough factory worker of a distant rural town of Russia becomes a national celebrity, when it's discovered that his mouth bears 33 teeth. He is brought to Moscow, where he discovers a new world for him.

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Ivan Travkin
Lyubov Sokolova ...
Travkin's wife
Viktor Avdyushko
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Rodion Homutov
Gennadiy Yalovich
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Mariya Vinogradova ...
Margarita Pavlovna
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Arkadi Trusov
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy ...
Vasilij
Vladimir Basov ...
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Mher Mkrtchyan ...
Professor (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Nikolai Daneliya ...
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Rita Gladunko
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A rough factory worker of a distant rural town of Russia becomes a national celebrity, when it's discovered that his mouth bears 33 teeth. He is brought to Moscow, where he discovers a new world for him.

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A provincial factory worker becomes famous because he has 33 teeth.
20 March 2000 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

An illiterate factory worker from a small provincial town in Soviet Russia becomes an overnight celebrity because he is found to have 33 teeth. His fame grows and he is summoned to Moscow. The Soviet Capital and society of the 1960s is seen through the eyes of a shocked, bumbling provincial factory worker. He discovers much about the world and himself.

Very potent combination of grotesque comedy and profound human drama in a tradition of Chekov, Gogol and Zoshenko.


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