A comedy about a successful entrepreneur and her jealous neighbors.
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Asya
Viktor Mikhaylov ...
Vasili Nikitich
Aleksandr Surin ...
Stepan
Gennady Yegorychev ...
Chirkunov
Gennadiy Nazarov ...
Seryozha
Mikhail Kislov
Lyubov Sokolova
Aleksandr Chislov
Tatyana Bukamina
Yevgeni Shkayev
Larisa Kudryashova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikhail Bogdasarov
Mikhail Burlakov
Sofiya Chernova
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Assia lives in a small Russian village, populated by useless alcoholics. She sells eggs and alcohol to her neighbors, and everybody is happy. But one day, her hen lays a golden egg, and Assia may have a golden opportunity. Now her life becomes miserable, because of her jealous neighbors. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Pleasing low budget comic modern fairy tale set in a Russian village
28 September 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A return to where it all started for Konchalovsky. This comic retelling of the goose that laid the golden egg story was shot on location in a Russian peasant village and employs an almost entirely non-professional cast. This grounds the picture's fairy tale plot in a convincingly authentic world. The film is fresh and funny and the social comment that there is is presented with a light touch. Pic works both as a fairy tale comedy and as a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary Russian peasants. It's hard to believe this is from the man who directed "Tango and Cash".


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