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Za dvoma zaytsiamy (1961)

| Comedy, Musical | 1963 (USA)
Madcap comedy set in early 20th century Kiev about a barber whose fondness for drink, gambling, and women lead to bankruptcy. He marries an ugly rich woman to solve his financial woes, but pines for a virtuous beauty who despises him.

Director:

Viktor Ivanov

Writers:

Viktor Ivanov, Mykhailo Starytsky (play) (as S. Staritsky)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Oleg Borisov ... Golokhvosty
Margarita Krinitsyna ... Pronya
Nikolay Yakovchenko ... Serko
Anna Kushnirenko ... Serchikha (as A. Kushnirenko)
Nonna Koperzhinskaya ... Sekleta
Natalya Naum ... Galya
Anatoli Yurchenko ... Stepan
Konstantin Ershov ... Plyashka
Taisiya Litvinenko ... Khimka
Olga Vikladt ... Ninon (as Olga Vikland)
Nina Antonova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lyudmila Alfimova ... Nun Mironiya
Aleksey Bykov ... (as A. Bykov)
Valentin Grudinin ... (as V. Grudinin)
F. Ivanova F. Ivanova
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Madcap comedy set in early 20th century Kiev about a barber whose fondness for drink, gambling, and women lead to bankruptcy. He marries an ugly rich woman to solve his financial woes, but pines for a virtuous beauty who despises him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasing Two Hares See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dovzhenko Film Studios See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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It was originally a Ukrainian-language movie based on M.Starytskyi's eponymous play (1883) that satirized pretentious upstarts eager to assimilate into Russian culture. However, the completed film was dubbed into Russian and released throughout the Soviet Union in the Russian version. The change of language reversed the meaning of the film's satire, turning the movie into a harmless folkloric comedy that reinforced imperial cultural hierarchies rather than undermining them. See more »

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Referenced in Vedro: Family Tree (2017) See more »

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"Let me introduce myself - one and only Svirid Petrovich Golokvasty"
27 September 2005 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

In an Ukrainian town of Kiev, at the beginning of the 20th Century a young loser named Svirid Golokhvasty owned a barbershop, which was in a lamentable state, because most of his time the owner spent drinking, gambling, and chasing girls with his equally no good friends. After losing a really big sum of money and becoming a bankrupt, Golokhvasty decided to solve his financial problems by marrying an ugly but rich Pronya who falls for his "educated" speeches and snazzy outfits and use her money to pay his debts and to attract a beautiful and virtuous Galya (the short for Galina :)) who despises him and doesn't want to even look at him. Thus the chase for two hares begins, and as you may guess, it is more than difficult to chase two hares in the same time.

Oleg Borisov, one of the best Russian actors of his generation with the incredibly wide acting range is just superb in one of his earliest and rare comic roles. The movie that was made over forty years ago with the modest running time of 72 minutes is an excellent comedy. We watched it couple of days ago with the friends and were amazed how masterfully it was made and acted. All the jokes and quotes are still funny and sparkling after all these years.


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