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Dzheyn (as Dzhuliya Ormond)
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Radlov
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Perepelkina
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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, who falls in love with a young Russian officer, André, and spends the next 10 years perfecting the harvester and pursuing her love, who has been exiled to Siberia. Written by http://xpress.inforis.nnov.su/n-nov/nn-update/1996-11/barber.html.k

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20 February 1999 (Russia)  »

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El barbero de Siberia  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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For the scenes showing the Kremlin, the luminescent stars on the top of the building's towers had to be turned off, as the story takes place in 1885 and the stars were installed in the 1930s. This was the second of two times the stars were ever turned off, the first one being during the Second World War when the Kremlin was camouflaged by turning off all of its lights. See more »

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In a scene which takes place in 1905, a US flag is seen with 50 stars. The correct flag would have 45 Stars. See more »

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Grrrrreat
17 February 2006 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I stumbled on this film one night on TV. I hadn't heard of it, but I got intrigued immediately. It was the long version, so it got quite late.

I didn't regret that one bit. It has a nice story thats seems to fit if you're willing to go along with it (one can always find a stick to beat the dog). It has witty, funny dialogs. Although it is a romantic story, it does not have the crappy all's well that ends well feel.

The 2 main characters are very well developed (in the version I saw), they are not clear cut, one dimensional. It is true that some other characters are bordering on the slapstick, but I feel this is not overdone. Somehow it balances really well.

Need I say more? Excellent entertainment (in my humble opinion).


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