Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »
Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily.
The members of a Soviet cooperative have pooled their money to have a badly needed parking garage built. But it turns out that the garage will have four fewer spaces than planned. In brutal... See full summary »
After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »
In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about ... See full summary »
Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed... See full summary »
Genij (or Genius) is a russian comedy about an overly intelligent person trying to make his way in new after-communist Russia. Though it meant to be comedy (and it is), its filled with few moments that make hearts of veteran russian viewers ache for past times, as they see all too well in this movie how expensive their freedom is. But beyond that, its just a pleasant criminal comedy about charming super-intelligent gentleman who changed his now useless diploma of engineer for less legal methods of money making. Fooling around with police, small time crooks, freshly baked businessmen and even all-powerful mafia, the main character walks out unscathed and free - just like all fiction heroes do.
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