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Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)

Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika (original title)
Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director:

Leonid Gaidai

Writers:

Leonid Gaidai (screenplay), Yakov Kostyukovskiy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Demyanenko ... Shurik
Mikhail Pugovkin ... Construction director (segment "Naparnik")
Aleksei Smirnov ... Fedya (segment "Naparnik") / Doubting person at market (segment "Operatsiya 'Y")
Vladimir Basov ... Policeman (segment "Naparnik")
Emmanuil Geller ... Passenger With Umbrella (segment "Naparnik")
Rina Zelyonaya ... Bus Passenger (segment "Naparnik")
Viktor Uralskiy ... Cook (segment "Naparnik")
Guseyn Akhundov Guseyn Akhundov ... Bus Passenger (segment "Naparnik") (as G. Akhundov)
Valentina Berezutskaya ... Bus Passenger (segment "Naparnik")
Svetlana Ageeva ... (segment "Naparnik")
Natalya Seleznyova ... Lida (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Vladimir Rautbart ... Professor (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Viktor Pavlov ... Dub (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Valeriy Nosik ... The Gambler Student (segment "Navazhdeniye")
Georgiy Georgiu ... Neighbour (segment "Navazhdeniye") (as V. Georgiu)
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Storyline

The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to allow a pregnant woman to take his place. Fedya is punished by community work at a construction site, where Shurik also works part-time. Of course, Fedya wants revenge... 2. "Navazhdenie" ("Strange Impression"). It's final exam time. Shurik (like other students) is very busy trying to find material to study. Suddenly he notices necessary material in someone's hands. Shurik follows this person all over the city reading over the shoulder, not even noticing who this person is and where they are going. Next day, after having met a beautiful girl, Shurik constantly has an impression that he's already seen her, visited her apartment etc... 3. "Operatsiya Y" ("Operation Y"). A depository director, trying to cover up embezzlement on his depository, hires 3 crooks to simulate robbery. The plan is to get there at... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was so enormously popular that it became the leader of Soviet film distribution in 1965 having 69.6 million viewers. See more »

Alternate Versions

Segment "Obsession" was also edited into and black-and-white short film Obsession, which was submitted to several film festivals and eventually won a Silver Dragon at Krakow Film Festival. See more »

Connections

References Zhenikh s togo sveta (1958) See more »

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Naive old comedy
18 September 2006 | by OlegSinitsinSee all my reviews

This naive old comedy is a landmark of Russian cinema. The humor is mostly Charlie Chaplin style (cake in the face etc.), however many verbal jokes from this comedy have made it into everyday language. There are three novels in this movie: one about a convict doing community service hand by hand with a student with orthogonal morale, another about college students cheating, and the last one about a trio of junks (the famous Russian comedians Nikulin, Vitsin, and Morgunov) staging a burglary to cover the real one.

I would like to invite visitors to see pictures from the movie and watch a detailed trailer at RussArt.com. Those who read Russian can find more materials useful: reviews, actor biographies, articles, etc.

Pictures: http://russart.com/?moviepictures&mid=69 .

Trailer: http://russart.com/?movietrailer&mid=69 .


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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [Russia]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

16 August 1965 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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