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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

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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Olga Mashnaya ...
Irina Shmeleva ...
Tsan - The Desert Stage-Cart Driver
Lev Perfilov ...
Kyrr - the Chatlanian-dissident
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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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When Uncle Vova and Gedevan arrive on Plyuk, Uncle Vova starts trying to figure out which desert (he insists on deserts in Soviet territory only) they could be in. The first one they come up with is Kara Kum, which is the desert leading to the Aral Sea disaster site in Karalpakstan, in which the water from the inland sea has dried, leaving ships and ghost towns - reminiscent of the setting of the film, only there covered in sand dunes. See more »

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Uef: If I have a little KETSE, I have the right to wear yellow pants, and any Patsak should squat twice before me, not once. If a have a lot of KETSE, I have the right to wear crimson pants, so any Patsak should squat twice, any Chatlanin should make "ku", and Etsilopp can't beat me at night...
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Star Wars meets Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
17 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe this movie has been out for twenty years, and no one in the US has ever heard of it. I wish the studio that owns the rights would release it on DVD, and allow many American critics to see one of the great Russian masterpieces of film. I first saw this film on the IMDb Top 50 Sci-fi poll, and decided to give it a try. I was able to locate it online, and within a few days it had finished downloading. Until they release this on DVD with English subtitles, downloading the movie is really you're only option (unless you are Russian). It shouldn't be too hard to find, however, just be patient.

Anyway, this film is a complete joy! All of the characterizations are perfect, and the film's gritty futuristic feeling is a mix of Star Wars, Blade Runner and Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead. I can't recommend this film enough! It's a smart, funny and brilliant piece of cinema that I hope finds its niche before its too late.


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