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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
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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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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 | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 July 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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The casting started on 1 June 1964. Searching for the protagonist proved to be the most difficult. Leonid Gaidai looked for someone like himself and over 100 actors auditioned, including Oleg Vidov, Vsevolod Abdulov, Vitali Solomin, Evgeny Petrosyan, Sergey Nikonenko, Evgeniy Zharikov, Gennadi Korolkov, Ivan Bortnik, Valeriy Nosik (who appears in the movie in a smaller role), Aleksandr Zbruev and Andrey Mironov was in talks. The art committee recommended Nosik although Leonid Gaidai himself had doubts. After incidentally seeing a picture of Aleksandr Demyanenko, Gaidai left for Leningrad on 11 July for personal talks that proved to be successful. Demyanenko later said, "I realized the film was bound to be a success as soon as I read the script of 'Operatsiya Y'. No films like that were made in the USSR at the time." 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 »

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Hilarious!
1 February 2006 | by jacknisen-2See all my reviews

I love this movie, and the guy who plays Shurik is hilarious. Much funnier than Jim Carey. I want to see more of his movies. Too bad he lived on the wrong side of the curtain for so many years. And sadly, like all the best, he died young. He should have tried to be more like Ted Kennedy. And his side-kicks were hilarious as well. A friend told me that they were famous Russian actors in their own right. Just plane fun, light-hearted and simple. Whether you speak Russian or not, it's worth it to have a look at this classic comedy collection. It is a fascinating look into the Russian sense of humor, as it is universally loved in the former Eastern Bloc countries, and if you look at the ratings for US viewers, here in the West as well.


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