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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
"Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika" (original title)

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In this comic but dated 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Demyanenko ...
Natalya Varley ...
Ruslan Akhmetov ...
Edik
Yuriy Nikulin ...
Georgiy Vitsin ...
Evgeniy Morgunov ...
Vladimir Etush ...
Frunze Mkrtchyan ...
Gabriel, Nina's uncle (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Nina Grebeshkova ...
doctor
Mikhail Gluzskiy ...
Hotel clerk
Georgiy Millyar ...
Hospitable host, a lover of dominoes
Emmanuil Geller
Pyotr Repnin
Noy Avaliani ...
(as N. Avaliani)
Donara Mkrtchyan ...
Gabriel's wife (as D. Mkrtchyan)
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In this comic but dated 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 "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the local deceitful governor. All the time Shurik thinks that it is all just a one old Caucasian custom. When he, finally, realizes what he did he goes out in search for the girl of his dreams. Written by Ptah Hoteb <ptah_@hotmail.com>

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3 April 1967 (Soviet Union)  »

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Kidnapping Caucassian Style  »

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RUR 25,313 (estimated)
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At c. 38 minutes, we hear a baritone saxophone but the band member we see is playing an alto saxophone. See more »

Quotes

Coward: To live, as they say, is well!
Experienced: And to live well is even better!
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Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Esli b ya byl sultan
("If I Was a Sultan")
Music by Aleksandr Zatsepin
Lyrics by Yakov Kostyukovskiy and Moris Slobodskoy
Performed by Yuriy Nikulin (solo), Georgiy Vitsin and Evgeniy Morgunov
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Silly but enjoyable
17 September 1999 | by (Baltimore, USA) – See all my reviews

Not the best of Gaidai's creations, but still pretty good. Demyanenko was never much of an actor but he has exactly the kind of goodhearted-idiot look about himself to make his Shurik one of the favorite characters in Russian cinematography. Nikulin, Morgunov and Vitsin are back as the Keystone Kops-like trio of bumbling villains and they are quite funny, as always. Secondary characters of this musical comedy set in the Caucasus mountains are the exotic and colorful locals who are hysterical with their offbeat drinking toasts and fancy manner of speech. Once again, non-Russians won't get most of the ethnic humor (which is the best part of the movie - those toasts have become real classics), but the rest is just slapstick comedy, quite old by now, but I guess it was OK for the 60's. Very good music, especially Nina's "Polar Bears" song.


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