MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,015 this week

Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
"Khrustalyov, mashinu!" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 745 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 13 critic

Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 13 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 20 Jan 2014
 
a list of 44 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)

Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Khrustalyov, My Car!.
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov
Gadkie lebedi (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has been institutionalized by a group of "non-humans". He must race against time before the... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Stars: Gregory Hlady, Leonid Mozgovoy, Aleksey Kortnev
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Dmitriy Vladimirov, Laura Lauri
Assa (1988)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Solovev
Stars: Natan Eidelman, Anatoly Slivnikov, German Shorr
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the 20-day leave, war correspondent Lopatin travels by train to the distant city of Tashkent. It's very far from the front but the war seems to be present in people's minds even there.

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Aleksey Petrenko
Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoria Korotkova
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksei Ananishnov, Eskender Umarov, Irina Sokolova
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Sheveleva
Zamok (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Nikolay Stotskiy, Svetlana Pismichenko, Anvar Libabov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film is set in St. Petersburg, Russia after the Russian revolution of 1917. Based on the eponymous book by Boris Lavrenev. Maj. General Yevgeni Pavlovich Adamov (Popov) was a lawyer in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aronov, Aleksey German
Stars: Andrei Popov, Aleksandr Anisimov, Georgiy Shtil
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy
Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Irina Pechernikova, Nina Menshikova
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Gen. Klensky (as Yu. Tsurilo)
Nina Ruslanova ...
Wife (as N. Ruslanova)
Mikhail Dementyev ...
Son (as M. Dementyev)
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Idiot (as A. Bashirov)
Natalya Lvova ...
(as N. Lvova)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dima Davydov
Sergei Dyachkov
Jüri Järvet Jr. ...
(as Yu. Yarvet)
Ivan Matskevich ...
(as I. Matskevich)
Viktor Mikhailov ...
General's driver (as V. Mikhailov)
Paulina Myasnikova ...
General's mother (as P. Myasnikova)
Nijole Narmontaite ...
Sonya (as N. Narmontaite)
Olga Samoshina ...
(as O. Samoshina)
Tamara Serkova ...
(as T. Serkova)
Genrietta Yanovskaya ...
General's sister (as G. Yanovskaya)
Edit

Storyline

Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot". Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Khrustalyov, My Car!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aleksandr Abdulov was considered for the role of General Klensky. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Complex beautiful film
31 October 2009 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to explain or comment on this film. It's cinematography was beautiful, but even as a Russian I found the plot/story/events almost impossible to understand. That, however, did not make me enjoy the movie much less. Granted I would have loved to have understood what i watched, but i honestly think that is what the director wanted, as another poster said, to have you be lost and confused. Why? To make the film better I guess. We watch things we don't understand, or rather we understand what we are seeing but can't put together why it's happening or how it fits into the story. I would have loved to watch this film with subtitles; my Russian is now rusty and this film had a lot of dialogue and people talking over each other.

German's genius masterpiece is of course "My Friend Ivan Lapshin", made in 1984. A movie so perfect and genius that it hurts. Both films are similar, they have the same "voice" narrating - even German's son who became a director would keep using this somber narrator's voice.

Why did I give this film a 10 even though i had no idea what the story was?? A couple of reasons. I already said genius cinematography, not as perfect as "..Lapshin" but somewhat similar and even more busy, even more free and creative. The work and though that went into this film is staggering. It's a film filled with action. A true piece of art I'd say, even though almost impossible to understand. We are given no context, no historical data, no explanations about who the characters are except a couple of words on their work. This movie proves ultimately that you can like a movie without understanding it. They should have sent a poem, I have nothing else to say about this film. A very strange and different film, see it one. But if you see this film definitely see German's masterpiece "My Friend Ivan Lapshin", it's a hundred times better, the story is perfectly clear and geniously artistically told, see it before you watch "Khrustalyov mashinu", because if you watch "Khrustalyov" first you might not want to watch the other if you don't like it, which would be the biggest shame, "Ivan Lapshin" is at the top of best Russian Soviet films.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?