12 stulev (1977)

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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
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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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a major disappointment
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A major disappointment from an otherwise very strong cast. Mironov lethargically saunters around throughout the movie with mascara on his eyes! Totally unbelievable. He does not look anything like the resourceful and energetic character O. Bender is supposed to be. He effectively reprises his role in M. Zkharov's Obyknovennoe Chudo (same face, same intonations). The movie starts out at an extremely slow pace, so some things that read great in the book look bloated and hardly funny in the movie. The pace does not change through the first 3 parts, but probably realizing that he is not going to be able to fit the movie into the alloted time, the director compressed the rest into one episode dropping some very funny characters (Lyapis-Trubetskoi) and scenes. Compared with the 1971 version, every single performance is so much weaker, almost to the point of being pathetic.


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