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The Night Before Christmas (1961)

Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (original title)
Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

Director:

Aleksandr Rou

Writers:

Nikolay Gogol (story) (as Nikolai Gogol), Aleksandr Rou
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Khvylya ... Chub
L. Myznikova ... Oksana
Yuri Tavrov ... Vakula
Lyudmila Khityaeva ... Solokha (as L. Khityayeva)
Sergey Martinson ... Osip the Deacon
Anatoliy Kubatskiy ... Panas
Vera Altayskaya ... Wife of Panas
Dmitriy Kapka ... Shapuvalenko
Nikolay Yakovchenko ... Patsyuk (as N. Yakovchenko)
Marina Sidorchuk Marina Sidorchuk ... Odarka (as M. Sidorchuk)
Aleksandr Radunsky Aleksandr Radunsky ... The Head (as A. Radunsky)
Georgiy Millyar ... The Devil
A. Ablova A. Ablova
V. Bubnova V. Bubnova
Mikhail Vasilyev ... Cossack (as M. Vasilyev)
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Storyline

A film adaptation of Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol's novel "The Night Before Christmas" from the series "Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka" was staged by Aleksandr Rou, the "master of film fairy-tale". A fairy tale story is played out that happened on a farm near Dikanka on the night before Christmas, when village blacksmith Vakula, riding a devil, brought Tsarina's shoes to his beloved Oksana, the daughter of a rich Cossack Chub, from St. Petersburg. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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In 2009, the film was restored by the cinema association "Close-up" with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. See more »

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Version of Slippers (1945) See more »

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I love this film since childhood
18 November 2020 | by Ser_LeoSee all my reviews

A very atmospheric movie. In Russia, it is always shown on New Years. Real Russian winter. Great acting and storyline.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

8 January 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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