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Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika (1967)

In this comic story, nerdy Shurik travels to the Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shurik
... Nina
... Edik
... Booby
... Coward
... Experienced
... Comrade Saakhov
... Gabriel, Nina's uncle (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
... doctor
... Hotel clerk
... Hospitable host, a lover of dominoes
Noy Avaliani ... (as N. Avaliani)
... Gabriel's wife (as D. Mkrtchyan)
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In this comic story, nerdy Shurik travels to the Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the local deceitful governor. All the time Shurik thinks that it is all just a one old Caucasian custom. When he, finally, realizes what he did he goes out in search for the girl of his dreams. Written by Ptah Hoteb <ptah_@hotmail.com>

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3 April 1967 (Soviet Union)  »

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Kidnapping Caucassian Style  »

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RUR 25,313 (estimated)
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The censors of Goskino had decided to prevent the film's release but Leonid Brezhnev, who was sworn in as the Soviet president less than a year before, saw the film and expressed his fondness for Leonid Gayday's work. Due to Brezhnev's appreciation, the censors reconsidered their initial decision and the movie was officially released. See more »

Goofs

At c. 38 minutes, we hear a baritone saxophone but the band member we see is playing an alto saxophone. See more »

Quotes

comrade Saakhov: I admit my mistakes.
Nina: The mistakes should not be admitted. They should be washed off... with blood!
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Connections

Referenced in Brilliantovaya ruka (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Pesenka o medvedyakh
("A Song about Bears")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Aida Vedishcheva
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Farce of the Highest Order
21 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps you have seen "Divorce Italian Style", a classic example of delightful farce. With this Ruski gem, the laughs come even faster. It is set in the Caucasian mountains, and the spectacular scenery is a bonus. A trio of buffoons who often appeared together star in this film along with the "hero". A very beautiful young woman figures into the silly plot, and she becomes the kidnap victim. Complete nonsense ensues, and it is priceless. At times it looks like potential source material for Benny Hill. One of the buffoons stars as the "hero" in other excellent comedies and was a gifted circus clown (I forget his name, drat!). In this film the non-stop antics and gags, although clearly done on a very low budget, nonetheless work very well with a cast that is obviously having a jolly good time. Available with subtitles.


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