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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 overview, first billed only:
... Shurik
... Nina
Ruslan Akhmetov ... Edik
... Booby
... Coward
... Experienced
... Comrade Saakhov
... Gabriel, Nina's uncle (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
... doctor
... Hotel clerk
... Hospitable host, a lover of dominoes
Emmanuil Geller
Pyotr Repnin
Noy Avaliani ... (as N. Avaliani)
Donara Mkrtchyan ... 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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Yuriy Nikulin and Evgeniy Morgunov initially refused to be part of the film as they felt the screenplay was too unrealistic. See more »

Goofs

When the kidnappers are running through the forest chased by a wild bear, the bear has a leather collar around its neck. See more »

Quotes

[Comrade Saakhov is negotiating with Nina's uncle to buy her as his bride. Her uncle demands 25 rams. Saakhov pretests that the region has not yet met the Soviet quota for fleeces]
Nina's uncle: Aren't you confusing your own fleece with the State's?
comrade Saakhov: I, among other things, Comrade Jabrial, was appointed here to watch over State interests. You'd better sit down.
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Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 2 (1997) 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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A Silly Movie with Plenty of Laughs
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a comedy that will keep a smile on your lips throughout. The actors do as fine a job as any slapstick comedians I have seen and the humor translates across generations. This is a film that is many things in one: a family film (nothing offensive here), a piece of historical culture (especially with its snide jokes about lazy, corrupt bureaucrats, which surely skated close to the censors in the old USSR -- but just as certainly resonated with the viewing public then and now), and a delightfully dated comedy complete with mid-60s music and hair.

I recommend viewing the DVD in the original Russian language, using subtitles if you do not understand Russian. The subtitles are not obtrusive, and to employ dubbing is to lose the wonderful vocal intonations and characterizations of the original actors.

This is a very good film, at least an 8 out of 10. Get a copy of the DVD and enjoy!


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