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Charodei (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  31 December 1982 (Soviet Union)
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In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandra Yakovleva-Aasmyae ...
Alyona Igorevna Sanina (as Aleksandra Yakovleva)
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Ivan Sergeevich Puhov
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ...
Kira Anatolyevna Shemahanskaya
Valentin Gaft ...
Apollon Mitrofanovich Sataneev
Yevgeni Vesnik
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Ivan Kivrin
Emmanuil Vitorgan ...
Kovrov
Mikhail Svetin ...
Foma Ostapych Bryl
Roman Filippov ...
Modest Kamneyedov
Anna Ashimova ...
Nina Puhova (as Anya Ashimova)
Semyon Farada ...
Gost' s Yuga (Guest from South)
Ye. Abramova ...
Verochka
I. Belger ...
Katenka
V. Smolyanitskaya ...
A master of a speaking cat
Liliya Makeyeva ...
Sekretarsha (as L. Makeyeva)
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In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to marry not Ivan Puhov, but Ivan Kivrin, whom Shemahandskaya is going to marry herself. Enraged, Shemahandskaya, who is a powerful witch, orders Sanina to forget about her Ivan and marry Sataneev instead. And this will be final unless Alyona kisses Puhov before midnight on New Year. Alyona's friends call Puhov to the rescue. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Tri belykh konya
("Three white horses")
Written by Yevgeni Krylatov and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Larisa Dolina
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The right film to watch on a New Year Eve.

This is a movie loosely based on the novel written by the Strugatsky brothers "Monday Begins on Saturday". It`s pretty far from the original text and that`s why all Russian SF fans are not happy with. But the script is also written by the Strugatskys, so I think it`s fair to write a new story rather than use the existed one. If one can "forget" about the book while watching this movie it is fairly witty, funny and kind love story. The songs became hits back in 1982. The cast is wonderful, basically every face you see in this movie is a famous actor or actress. Most of the cast are brilliant dramatic or character actor/actress. There are also lots of Soviet lifestyle in-jokes, which you understand only if you are a Russian over 15 years old (the younger ones don`t remember the Soviet reality). The movie is worthy a watch.


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