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The Barber of Siberia (1998) Poster

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The title as it is shown in the credits uses old Russian orthography, abandoned after the October Socialist Revolution of 1917.
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The film opened the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
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The actors who played the officers were trained for several months in military academy in Kostroma according to the drill regulations and guard duty of the end of 19 century.
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All the dishes used in the movie were custom made by Czech glassblowers.
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The winter in 1997 was uncommonly snowless and warm but the movie makers wanted to film snowy Moscow streets and the Kremlin. So they used hundreds of tons of artificial snow.
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When the Shrovetide (Maslenitsa) scene was being filmed the temperature on the lake grew up to +12 centigrade and the ice could have broken with all the actors and decorations. So the movie makers had to cover it with dry ice and use liquid nitrogen constantly.
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