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Don't Play the Fool... (1997)

Ne valyay duraka (original title)
| Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Evdokimov ...
Filimon
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Ivan
Sergei Agapitov ...
Pasha
Lev Durov ...
Old man / Yakov
Aleksandr Pyatkov ...
Kutuzov
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Scott Cunningham
Tatyana Kravchenko
Russell LaDue
Olga Levitina
Kevin McGuire
Yuri Oleynikov
Olga Ostroumova
Nastia Zavolokina
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Simple and funny comedy about simple Russian folk people
13 January 2007 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. I consider it's the best comedy of Mr. Evdokimov (actor turned a Russian governor) who sadly passed away in a tragic accident.

Anyway - this film is very simple, yet it's has a lot of things that so common in Russian's deep down country - drinking, stupidity, naivenes and good and bad.

The plot is really mixed up and actually really funny.

Just to say a small outline - the film begins when one of the village people in Siberia finds a barrel floating in the river. The barrel turns out to be a barrel full of concentrated drinking spirit (alcohol). Then all things get havoc afte this moment and there is a mix up of local humor and even a politics.

Bottomline: very funny film. But you have to understand a bit of Russian culture at least to get a feeling of it.


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