Two scoundrels try to find the twelve chairs, in one of which their aunts has sewn jewelry into.
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Series cast summary:
Andrey Mironov ...  Ostap Bender 4 episodes, 1977
Anatoliy Papanov ...  Ippolit 'Kisa' Vorobyaninov 4 episodes, 1977
Rolan Bykov ...  Father Fyodor 4 episodes, 1977
Georgiy Vitsin ...  Bezenchuk 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Tabakov ...  Alkhen 4 episodes, 1977
Tatyana Pelttser ...  Vorobyaninov's Mother-in-Law 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolai Skorobogatov ...  Korobeinikov / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Nelli Gosheva Nelli Gosheva 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolay Karachentsov ...  An Actor 4 episodes, 1977
Lyubov Polishchuk ...  The Dancer in Ostap's dream 4 episodes, 1977
Natalya Zhuravlyova 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandra Dorokhina 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Orlova ...  Yelena Stanislavovna 4 episodes, 1977
Zinoviy Gerdt ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 1977
Eduard Abalov Eduard Abalov 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandr Abdulov ...  Engineer Schukin 4 episodes, 1977
Viktor Anisimov Viktor Anisimov 4 episodes, 1977
Boris Bekker Boris Bekker 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Blagovidova Vera Blagovidova 4 episodes, 1977
A. Bogolepova A. Bogolepova 4 episodes, 1977
Lev Borisov ...  Stage Worker Mechnikov 4 episodes, 1977
Valentin Bryleev 4 episodes, 1977
Inga Budkevich 4 episodes, 1977
Mikhail Bychkov Mikhail Bychkov 4 episodes, 1977
Nina Delektorskaya Nina Delektorskaya 4 episodes, 1977
Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina ...  M-me Gritsatsuyeva 4 episodes, 1977
Vladimir Fyodorov 4 episodes, 1977
Emmanuil Geller 4 episodes, 1977
Dmitri Goshev Dmitri Goshev 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Ivleva ...  Ellochka's friend 4 episodes, 1977
Saveliy Kramarov ...  Polesov 4 episodes, 1977
N. Kuznetsov N. Kuznetsov 4 episodes, 1977
K. Lyapshinova K. Lyapshinova 4 episodes, 1977
Yuriy Medvedev 4 episodes, 1977
Pavel Pavlenko 4 episodes, 1977
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Aleksandr Sazhin 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Sevastyanov 4 episodes, 1977
Yelena Shanina ...  Ellochka Schukina 4 episodes, 1977
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L. Shishova L. Shishova 4 episodes, 1977
O. Slidovker O. Slidovker 4 episodes, 1977
Vladimir Sokolov Vladimir Sokolov 4 episodes, 1977
Galina Sokolova 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Stepanov Oleg Stepanov 4 episodes, 1977
Mikhail Svetin ...  Engineer Bruns 4 episodes, 1977
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Aleksandr Makarov Aleksandr Makarov 3 episodes, 1977
Mark Prudkin ...  Varfolomey Korobeynikov 2 episodes, 1977
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Set in the late 1920's Soviet Union, Ostap Bender and Ippolit "Kisa" Vorobyaninov are after stash of diamonds hidden in one of the chairs in 12-chair set. They are forced to go on a cross-country chase when the chairs are auctioned of. Written by Eugene <lorus@worldnet.att.net>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 January 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Twelve Chairs See more »

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Ekran See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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a major disappointment
14 April 2006 | by Dmitry-GrebenevSee all my reviews

A major disappointment from an otherwise very strong cast. Mironov lethargically saunters around throughout the movie with mascara on his eyes! Totally unbelievable. He does not look anything like the resourceful and energetic character O. Bender is supposed to be. He effectively reprises his role in M. Zkharov's Obyknovennoe Chudo (same face, same intonations). The movie starts out at an extremely slow pace, so some things that read great in the book look bloated and hardly funny in the movie. The pace does not change through the first 3 parts, but probably realizing that he is not going to be able to fit the movie into the alloted time, the director compressed the rest into one episode dropping some very funny characters (Lyapis-Trubetskoi) and scenes. Compared with the 1971 version, every single performance is so much weaker, almost to the point of being pathetic.


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