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 4 episodes, 1977
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Emmanuil Geller 4 episodes, 1977
Dmitriy Goshev Dmitriy Goshev 4 episodes, 1977
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Yuriy Medvedev 4 episodes, 1977
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Galina Sokolova 4 episodes, 1977
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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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1.33 : 1
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Larger-than-life
20 January 2011 | by alffastarSee all my reviews

This my first time writing a review on IMDb, but I could not resist 'cause this movie is a brilliant, exceptional masterpiece. It is larger-than-life (or at least as close to it as only possible)! It is extremely funny, sad and philosophically loaded at the same time. About how many things could one say that!? The tandem Mironov-Papanov here is one of the best in the history of cinema.

Many years ago I saw an American movie (do not remember which one) where the character was explaining that if there was a fire and he could save either the last copy of a Shakespeare play or a human life he would save the Shakespeare copy. Although I completely disagree with this attitude, one of the things I would ALMOST choose to save in such a situation instead of a human life would be the '12 chairs' with Mironov-Papanov...


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