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Kin-Dza-Dza is something like an "advanced cyberpunk film". It's a lot about people and social structures which on the planet of "Pluke" of course have many parallels to our society. It's a... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Lyubshin ...
Evgeniy Leonov ...
Wef - The Wandering Chatlanian Singer
Yuriy Yakovlev ...
Bee - the wandering Patsak singer
Levan Gabriadze ...
Gedevan Alexandrovich Alexidze - 'Fiddler'
Olga Mashnaya ...
Decont - a teleportation officer at Alpha
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Tsan - The Desert Stage-Cart Driver
Lev Perfilov ...
Kyrr - the Chatlanian-dissident
Anatoliy Serenko ...
The Space Drifter From Uzm (as A.Serenko)
Aleksandra Dorokhina ...
The Huge Woman at Subway Station (as A. Dorokhina)
Olesya Ivanova ...
A Fat Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as O. Ivanova)
Tatyana Novitskaya ...
The Presentation Crystal Owner (as T. Novitskaya)
Tatyana Perfileva ...
An old woman in a subway cart (as T.Perfilyeva)
Lyudmila Solodenko ...
A Swarthy Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as L. Solodenko)
Galina Daneliya-Yurkova ...
Lyudmila Mashkova - 'Lucia' (as G. Yurkova)
Igor Bogolyubov ...
Lord PG's personal Patsak (as I.Bogolyubov)
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Kin-Dza-Dza is something like an "advanced cyberpunk film". It's a lot about people and social structures which on the planet of "Pluke" of course have many parallels to our society. It's a very funny movie, but it's also a melancholic movie with great philosophical sense. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 1986 (Soviet Union)  »

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"Patsak" is "Katsap" in reverse, which is an offensive name for Russians in Ukraine. Patsaks work for Chatlanians, who turn out to be just people having money, chatles. See more »

Quotes

Uef: Brake! Brake! Brake!
Bi, Patsak: How can I brake after you've drunken all the brake fluid? Dipso!
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Most unusual movie of all time
11 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

English/American culture (for the most part) tends to be rather reclusive, for example, there are virtually no foreign language songs on the radio. Because of this, many classics are missed, simply because people do now know about them.

This movie is the best example of a great classic unknown. If it would be made it Brittan in the sixties, it would have defiantly achieved cult status, and be widely regarded as all-time sci-fi classic. Alas, it is in Russian, and made at the end of the cold war, and therefore virtually unknown outside of the former Soviet Union.

The movie is full of wonderfully black humour (if you are higher up on the social scale, you sleep on a bed without nails, and they cannot beat you in the middle of the night), desert world with rusted metal structures, and wonderfully eccentric telepathic aliens with bizarre social structures.

This movie is truly a must see – a word of warning however, this is so far from a Hollywood movie, it is it's evil twin. Unlike Hollywood it has: A story Strong characters Crap special effects Complete lack of "touchy feely"

To get the best experience: 1. find subtitled version 2. find a Russian to watch it with you


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