Two scoundrels try to find the twelve chairs, in one of which their aunts has sewn jewelry into.
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Andrey Mironov ...
 Ostap Bender (4 episodes, 1977)
Anatoliy Papanov ...
 Ippolit 'Kisa' Vorobyaninov (4 episodes, 1977)
Aleksandr Makarov
(4 episodes, 1977)
Nikolai Skorobogatov ...
 Tikhon (2 episodes, 1977)
Mark Prudkin ...
 Varfolomey Korobeynikov (2 episodes, 1977)
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Set in the late 1920's Soviet Union, Ostap Bender and Ippolit "Kisa" Vorobyaninov are after stash of diamonds hidden in one of the chairs in 12-chair set. They are forced to go on a cross-country chase when the chairs are auctioned of. Written by Eugene <lorus@worldnet.att.net>

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Pure genius
5 January 2004 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

This is pure genius - every word, every movement, and yet it doesn`t seem like they are orchestrated. There`s a feeling of improvisation through the movie. Mironov is like a flying comet, you almost see the sparks.The humor is so powerful that gets tears rolling, but I`m afraid only for those who are acquainted with Russian history and can understand the situations. I`m not at all sure that any translation could bring this across cultural boundaries. It should be watched in Russian and with good prior knowledge. Ten out of ten and it flows over that ! P.S. Previous, older version of "12 chairs" is not even comparable with this masterpiece.


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