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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

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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Kidnapping Caucassian Style  »

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RUR 25,313 (estimated)
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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

Bailiff: All rise! Court is in session!
Coward: All hail our court, the most humane court in the world!
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Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 2 (1997) See more »

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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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A Silly Movie with Plenty of Laughs
20 July 2003 | by (Elma, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy that will keep a smile on your lips throughout. The actors do as fine a job as any slapstick comedians I have seen and the humor translates across generations. This is a film that is many things in one: a family film (nothing offensive here), a piece of historical culture (especially with its snide jokes about lazy, corrupt bureaucrats, which surely skated close to the censors in the old USSR -- but just as certainly resonated with the viewing public then and now), and a delightfully dated comedy complete with mid-60s music and hair.

I recommend viewing the DVD in the original Russian language, using subtitles if you do not understand Russian. The subtitles are not obtrusive, and to employ dubbing is to lose the wonderful vocal intonations and characterizations of the original actors.

This is a very good film, at least an 8 out of 10. Get a copy of the DVD and enjoy!


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