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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 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 | Romance

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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 »

Connections

Followed by Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967) See more »

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9 January 2021 | by chubarovaSee all my reviews

The Adventures of Shurik are cult films of the Soviet period, also included in the golden fund of Russian cinema. In Russia, everyone knows this film by heart and it has long been disassembled into quotes. It would seem that the jokes there are very simple, but they are funny, even when you hear them repeatedly. The cast simply shines from so many stars of Soviet cinema. Alexander Demyanenko suffered certain inconveniences, for example, his hair was dyed in a poisonous red dye, so that on the screen he looked blond. So, it one of the best soviet comedy.


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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 »

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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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