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As a result of a work accident in a remote Siberian village, Vasily Kuziakin receives an injury and a paid trip to a Black Sea resort as a compensation. There he meets a femme fatale, Raisa Zaharovna, and decides to stay with her. Such is the beginning of a new life for him, exciting and strange, but lacking his home, his wife Nadya, his children, and his pigeons.Written by
While shooting the episode with Vasily falling out of the doorway of his house and into the sea, the actor almost died. The scene was being shot as follows: the actor came down from the pier, several divers helped him out of his clothes under water and he came up to the surface with only his trunks on. The first take seemed too slow to the director, so another one was taken. There was a problem with the tie under water, the actor almost drowned and they had to tear the tie. In the end the third take became final, in which the torn tie had been patched up again. See more »
This is one of those movies whose plot does not tell very much. You need to see it to fully appreciate its perfection. I saw it for the first time in the 1980's. Today, more than a quarter of a century later, the movie looks as fresh and entertaining as before. Those who don't speak Russian lose a lot by not watching this piece of art.
Every character is authentic and original. Sergei Yursky, one of the famous Russian comedians, is especially funny as Dyadya Mitya. Aleksandr Mikhailov, who in most other films plays a macho, here does an outstanding job as a simpleton Vasya. Fortunately, the director balanced well the contribution of Lyudmila Gurchenko, a veteran of the Soviet cinema, with that of the others. After watching the movie you have the feeling that you have lived together with the heroes.
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