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Déjà vu (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  1990 (Soviet Union)
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The Prohibition years. Chicago bootleggers suffer losses due to their betrayal by one Mick Nich - Mikita Nichiporuk. The mob decides to execute the traitor, who escaped to Odessa, USSR, and... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Johnny Pollack
Galina Petrova ...
Klara Glushko
Nikolai Karachentsov ...
Mishka Yaponchik (Mike the Little Jap)
Vladimir Golovin ...
Mick Nich (Mikita Nichiporuk)
Liza Machulska
Viktor Stepanov
Oleg Shklovsky ...
George (Sr. Lt. Perepletchikov)
Vasiliy Mishchenko ...
Kostya
Vladimir Belousov
Vsevolod Safonov
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Sanitar Petrovich
Vitali Shapovalov
Wojciech Wysocki
Armen Khostikyan ...
(as A. Khostekyan)
Murad Janibekyan ...
(as M. Dzhanibekyan)
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The Prohibition years. Chicago bootleggers suffer losses due to their betrayal by one Mick Nich - Mikita Nichiporuk. The mob decides to execute the traitor, who escaped to Odessa, USSR, and organized his own bootleg business there. The hitman, Pollack, arrives in Odessa, and realizes how hard it is to make the hit here, as compared to a civilized country like USA. Written by FD <junta@komkon.org>

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Mick Nich: What do you mean 500?
Mishka Yaponchik: The guys probably drank it. It's the north, Alaska, freezing cold, they decided to warm themselves up.
Mick Nich: 500 bottles?
Mishka Yaponchik: Well, there were five of the guys.
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Funny and original, know your Russian before you watch
30 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie deserves to be recognized. It is an original comedy spoofing the early years of the Soviet empire, with all their grotesque and pretentiousness. It is a story of an American killer-for-hire, who is sent by the Mafia to kill an informer. Out of all places, the informer is hiding in the newly Soviet Russia. The killer is mistaken for the well-known scientist traveling around the world, so the Soviet bureaucracy kicks in the high gear, determined to show off the new wonderful Russia for the famous foreign 'scientist'. With all the attention and constant companionship of one over-zealous Soviet tour guide (a hilarious turn by an unknown Russian actress), the killer gets in all these ridiculous situations just to follow up on his contract. In turn, the informer knows that the mob guys are after him and decides to strike first. In short, it is a never ending situational romp with funny one liners that I remember to this day (even though I saw it when I was a child growing up in Russia).

Now, I don't think this movie is available with subtitles, so you've got to know your Russian before you see it. You won't be sorry - the actors are superb (especially the Polish actor, who also appeared in 'Novie Amazonki'), the script is smart and funny as hell, and the early years of Soviet Empire have never looked so ridiculous as in this film.


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