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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vladimir Nikolaevich Mashkov - 'Uncle Vova'
... Wef - The Wandering Chatlanian Singer
... Bee - the wandering Patsak singer
... Gedevan Alexandrovich Alexidze - 'Fiddler'
... Decont - a teleportation officer at Alpha
... Tsan - The Desert Stage-Cart Driver
... Kyrr - the Chatlanian-dissident
... The Space Drifter From Uzm (as A.Serenko)
... The Huge Woman at Subway Station (as A. Dorokhina)
Olesya Ivanova ... A Fat Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as O. Ivanova)
Tatyana Novitskaya ... The Presentation Crystal Owner (as T. Novitskaya)
Tatyana Perfileva ... An old woman in a subway cart (as T.Perfilyeva)
Lyudmila Solodenko ... A Swarthy Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as L. Solodenko)
Galina Daneliya-Yurkova ... Lyudmila Mashkova - 'Lucia' (as G. Yurkova)
Igor Bogolyubov ... Lord PG's personal Patsak (as I.Bogolyubov)
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Kin-Dza-Dza is something like an "advanced cyberpunk film". It's a lot about people and social structures which on the planet of "Pluke" of course have many parallels to our society. It's a very funny movie, but it's also a melancholic movie with great philosophical sense. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 1986 (Soviet Union)  »

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Originally Fiddler was supposed to give the music professor presents from his trip in Abkhazia along with the violin that he forgot because he got drunk. One of the presents was Chacha, Georgian brandy. Right when the film was going to be released Mikhail Gorbachev started his anti-alcohol campaign and they had to change Chacha to vinegar. See more »

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Dyadya Vova: Let's go, Skripach, to outer space.
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Mama-mama, chto ya budu delat'...Koo, or should I say Kyu..
10 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

There isn't much I have to say about "Kin Dza Dza" that hasn't been said by the previous reviewers. But I like this movie so much that I could not resist throwing in my two cents. Yea, it's primitively, or, as someone has pointed out, minimalistically done, so don't expect any special effects. But you know what, who needs them when the movie is that good. The galaxy "Kin Dza Dza" is the slums of the universe, and it shows us our alternate, post-apocalyptic future with a great sense of humor, pantomime and sarcasm. Great cast too. Lyubshin, Leonov and Yakovlev do a fine job here. Since the film's director is Georgian, some Georgian gags were thrown in as well. Oh, and did anyone notice Dyadya Vova's and Gedevan Aleksandrovich's renditions of Frank Sinatra's songs? "Blade Runner," "Brazil," "The Road Warrior," and, to a lesser extent, Luc Besson's "The Final Combat" are all considered to be the classics of the post-apocalyptic, anti-utopian movie worlds. Well, you can add "Kin Dza Dza" to this list.


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