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Window to Paris (1993)

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Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the ... See full summary »

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Sergey Dreyden ...
Nikolai Tchijov (as Serguéi Dontsov)
Viktor Mikhaylov ...
Gorokhov (as Victor Mikhailov)
Nina Usatova ...
Véra (as Nina Oussatova)
Kira Kreylis-Petrova ...
la belle-mére de Gorokhov (as Kira Kreylis-Pétrova)
Natalya Ipatova ...
la fille de Gorokhov
Viktor Gogolev ...
Kouzmitch (as Victor Gogolév)
Tamara Timofeeva ...
Maria Olégovna (as Tamara Timofééva)
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Goulialév (as Andréi Ourgante)
Jean Rupert ...
M. Prévost
Malka Ribowska ...
La dame en noir
Bernard Cassus-Soulanis ...
Le poseur d'alarmes
Vladimir Kaliche ...
Ivanov
Aleksei Zalivalov ...
Pétrov (as Alexéi Zalivalov)
Aleksei Kozodayev ...
Sidorov (as Alexéi Kozodaév)
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Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Victor Mikhalkov). The room's previous inhabitant, an old lady, has died a year ago, and yet her cat, Maxi, is still in the locked room, healthy and fat. Soon, Nikolai and his neighbours discover the mystery: there is a window to Paris in the room. That's when the comedy begins - will the Russians be able to cope with the temptation to profit from the discovery? Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Come to see the kids' dancing, stay to see a great film about Russia today.
19 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in a Russian cinema class, and I knew I would like it as soon as the kids started dancing. The whole thing is very funny - although it has a quirky sense of humor different from what most of us are used to - and if you're willing to take the premise with a grain of salt, you are in for a treat.

Another thing - if you were turned off by the trailer or the premise, don't give up on it. I wouldn't have watched the movie except that it was for class. I'm very glad I did, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Russia, foreign films, something completely different, or simply a good story. And if you like "Window to Paris," I also highly recommend "Black Cat, White Cat," (Kusturica) another excellent quirky Eastern European (Serbia) comedy.


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