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Kin-dza-dza! (1986) Poster

(1986)

Trivia

Half the dialogue was ad-libbed.
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Etsilopp, the weapon-wielding class of aliens that can lord over lowly classes, is backward for the Russian word for police.
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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.
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The movie has been released on DVD in Russia but has gained virtually no notice elsewhere, with the exception of Japan. This is largely due to the fact that there was no official release of the movie with English subtitles for a long time. While the movie was in the making, a censorship threat emerged due to the use of the word Ku (Koo) which sounded like the initials "K. U." of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR at the time, K. U. Chernenko. Chernenko who assumed the leadership in 1984, died in 1985, and this removed the danger.
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Originally Fiddler was supposed to give the music professor presents from his trip in Abkhazia along with the violin that he forgot because he got drunk. One of the presents was Chacha, Georgian brandy. Right when the film was going to be released Mikhail Gorbachev started his anti-alcohol campaign and they had to change Chacha to vinegar.
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Filming in the desert was highly problematic, as there was no infrastructure to speak of.
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Wef's cap is actually the codpiece from the discarded fighter pilot's suit, and Pepelats was just thrown together from scrap iron from the nearest dump welded together by a local plumber.
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The railway set was lost in shipping. This forced the team to cobble them together from scrap in-place. They were eventually found after the filming on the other end of the country.
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Based on the published script, there was a B-plot about a citizen of Pluck starting a revolution, overthrowing PJ and becoming new tyrant of the planet.
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