12 stulyev (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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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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just an expression of my disappointment that this movie is so underestimated by users of imdb. and a view why it is so.
16 May 2004 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

I am not wondering that this movie has such a low rating in imdb. As you can see from the current valuation of this movie, it has a very high average mark, more then movies from top 10 of imdb. It is understandable, because this is the best comedy ever made. I have seen almost all movies from top 250 of imdb and I don't hesitate to admit that this movie is the best. The reason why this movie is so underestimated is a poor marketing of this movie. I am even convinced that it is not translated to any language. Although, if someone can't enjoy this movie in original, a lot would be lost. So, it is even worth to learn Russian to watch this masterpiece. This movie has the best script, the best actors and the best director. The previous make of Soviet Union movie industry was not so brilliant as this one. The reasons of failure of previous product are a not enough elaborated script and the choice of not appropriate actors. I am forced to acknowledge that some Russian actors and one director are better then anyone in Hollywood or Western Europe. I am not a Russian and I even don't like Russians' mentality and traits and features of character of "an average Russian". I hope the Russian movie industry will redeem this error by a far better marketing of this Zakharov's masterwork. However, I doubt about it. This movie should be in top 10 of imdb!


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