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The Very Same Munchhausen (1979)

Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen (original title)
A man with imagination opposes a society without it. Society forces him to betray his freedom-loving spirit, but imagination is immortal.

Director:

Mark Zakharov

Writers:

Grigori Gorin, Rudolph Erich Raspe (stories)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Baron Munchhausen
Inna Churikova ... Jakobina Munchhausen
Elena Koreneva ... Marta
Igor Kvasha ... Burgomister
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Ramkopf
Leonid Yarmolnik ... Theophil Munchhausen
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ... Thomas
Vladimir Dolinskiy ... Pastor
Leonid Bronevoy ... Hertzog
Semyon Farada ... Commander-in-Chief
Vsevolod Larionov ... Judge
A. Amaslyuryants A. Amaslyuryants
A. Myulstedt A. Myulstedt
G. Oshkolup G. Oshkolup
Nina Palladina ... (as N. Palladina)
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Storyline

A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy, yet very merriment, stories, views and behavior is what sets him apart from others. He becomes alienated from the society that failed to grasp his brilliance. In fact, his brilliance is what underlines the faults with the society itself. It's a beautiful yet tragic story that is filled with dense and intellectual dialogue. Written by DrStrangelife

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1979 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

That Munchhausen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia

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Production Co:

Gosteleradio, Mosfilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[trying to prove that Baron was a bad husband]
Ramkopf: He threw out a wife with a child.
Theophil Munchhausen: I am not child. I am an officer!
Ramkopf: He threw out a wife with an officer.
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Version of The Hallucinations of Baron Munchausen (1911) See more »

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A truly great comedy
11 August 2006 | by tomtebodaSee all my reviews

This movie was one of the most hilarious satires of human foibles I've seen. Munchausen is an incredulous character, performing great feats and claiming to perform even greater ones. Time and again, something absurd rolls of his tongue and everyone (in the movie and audience alike) want to laugh at him.. yet somehow he pulls it off; until nobody believes in him. There is an excellent point made that miracles require faith, and faith is dead.

Despite the great philosophical value, this movie is just downright entertaining. Witty, gregarious, and full of joie-de-vivre, the movie cannot help but uplift your spirits and leave you with a smile.


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