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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)

Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika (original title)
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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Aleksandr Demyanenko ...
Natalya Varley ...
Ruslan Akhmetov ...
Edik
Yuriy Nikulin ...
Georgiy Vitsin ...
Evgeniy Morgunov ...
Vladimir Etush ...
Mher 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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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At c. 38 minutes, we hear a baritone saxophone but the band member we see is playing an alto saxophone. See more »

Quotes

comrade Saakhov: I admit my mistakes.
Nina: The mistakes should not be admitted. They should be washed off... with blood!
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Connections

Remade as Starye pesni o glavnom 3 (1998) See more »

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Pesenka o medvedyakh
("A Song about Bears")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Aida Vedishcheva
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One of the best Soviet movies
16 February 2005 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Ten without any doubts. An excellent example of Russian humour, the movie for all ages! I watched it many times (10 or so), but it never became boring for myself. Natalya Varley (Nina) is excellent in this film. Every film becomes funny if it is starring "the three": Nikulin Vitsin, Morgunov. But even considering this, "Kavkazskaya Plennitsa" is a piece of great play by them. I also like this film for the song: "A Song About Bears". You know, that the unofficial symbol of Russian people is the bear. Hear this song attentively. I think, that it is about Russian people.

The best decision for those, who don't speak Russian, is the movie in Russian with subtitles in your native language. But...Try to turn off the sound, I bet, that you shall easily understand the film even without it!


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