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Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)
"Neveroyatnye priklyucheniya italyantsev v Rossii" (original title)

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In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about ... See full summary »

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Andrey Mironov
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Antonia Santilli ...
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Alighiero Noschese ...
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Rosario Agrò
Evgeniy Evstigneev
Olga Aroseva
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Aleksandr Lukyanov
Yuri Mikhajlov ...
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Boris Runge
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In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about it. Thus several people arrive in Leningrad trying to find the treasure, each one for himself/herself. What's worse - the only information they have is that the treasure is under a lion - and it's in Leningrad, a city known by its numerous statues of lions. The story gets even more interesting when the soviet militia (police) learns about the whole thing and send an undercover agent... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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russia | italy | death of mother

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The film was produced to cover Dino De Laurentiis outstanding debts to Mosfilm studios for services rendered to production of Waterloo (1970) by Sergei Bondarchuk produced by De Laurentiis. See more »

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nice Russian comedy about treasure hunt
3 June 2008 | by (Ulan-Ude, Russia) – See all my reviews

It is not my favorite Ryasanov's movie, but nevertheless I recommend it for everybody who like comedies about treasure hunting. The plot is quite usual. Somewhere in very poor Italian hospital dies old Russian lady, who appears to be one of noble Russian aristocrats. She left Russia after revolution 1917, but she was not able to take with her all her treasures. So in the hospital, before she dies, she reveals to everybody, who is near her (her granddaughter, gangster, doctor, paramedics, patients) her secret. And treasure hunt begins! The movie is quite funny, but not the best example of Russian comedies. The good news is that unlike many Russian comedies which are fun only for native speakers, this one can be comprehended by any audience.


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