Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

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Stanislav Lyubshin ...
Evgeniy Leonov ...
Wef - The Wandering Chatlanian Singer
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Bee - the wandering Patsak singer
Levan Gabriadze ...
Gedevan Alexandrovich Alexidze - 'Fiddler'
Olga Mashnaya ...
Decont - a teleportation officer at Alpha
Irina Shmeleva ...
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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Quotes

Gedevan Aleksandrovich: Excuse me, Chatlians and Patsaks, is it a nationality?
Uef: No.
Gedevan Aleksandrovich: A biological factor?
Uef: No.
Gedevan Aleksandrovich: Persons from other planets?
Uef: No.
Gedevan Aleksandrovich: So what is the difference between them?
Uef: Are you colorblind? Can't you tell orange from green? Tourist!
[Uef is referring to a special detector device they have that when pointed to a Chatlian buzzes a green dot and when to a Patsak an orange one]
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Hidden Ideas on Pluk
20 February 1999 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Kin-dza-dza is definitely one of the best movies I have ever seen. One of my friends said that it was the Russian version of Star Wars, although I feel that it surpasses Star Wars in many ways. The basic plot of the movie is that two Russians (A Muscovite who was out to buy some pasta and a Geargian trying to return a violin) get transported to another planet (Pluk) because they pressed some buttons on a mashinka-peremishenia. Pluk is a desert planet and the movie revolves around the two guys trying to get back to earth. However, I feel that it has several ideas, which you don't get hit in the face with when you watch the movie. The first is that, although the society seems primitive, it has a lot of technology (pepelaz, gravitzapa, making phone calls between planets...). I feel that this is saying that we can't really judge anything until we know everything about it. Another idea which was present a lot during the movie was that Pluk may resemble post-apocalyptic Earth. During the movie we see many earth-like structures like small ships and skyscrapers buried in the sands. The remains of carnivals and the remains of a once great civilization. But what if the civilization never disappeared? What if it degenerated to this state? Could we, citizens of earth, turn our oceans into fuel for out space ships? Another thing, what is the difference between having patzaki sing in cages and have birds sing in cages? Finally, PZH is a leader, who just sits in a pool all day, he doesn't really do anything. Like kings from a time ago. This may just be another thing symbolic with degeneration. Nonetheless, I found the movie funny and enjoyable, even if you aren't looking for hidden ideas.


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