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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.

Director:

Georgiy Daneliya
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Lyubshin ... Vladimir Nikolaevich Mashkov - 'Uncle Vova'
Evgeniy Leonov ... Wef - The Wandering Chatlanian Singer
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Bee - the wandering Patsak singer
Levan Gabriadze ... Gedevan Alexandrovich Alexidze - 'Fiddler'
Olga Mashnaya ... Decont - a teleportation officer at Alpha
Irina Shmeleva ... Tsan - The Desert Stage-Cart Driver
Lev Perfilov ... Kyrr - the Chatlanian-dissident
Anatoliy Serenko ... The Space Drifter From Uzm (as A.Serenko)
Aleksandra Dorokhina ... 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 Tatyana Perfileva ... An old woman in a subway cart (as T.Perfilyeva)
Lyudmila Solodenko Lyudmila Solodenko ... A Swarthy Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as L. Solodenko)
Galina Daneliya-Yurkova Galina Daneliya-Yurkova ... Lyudmila Mashkova - 'Lucia' (as G. Yurkova)
Igor Bogolyubov 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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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13
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Trivia

Based on the published script, there was a B-plot about a citizen of Pluck starting a revolution, overthrowing PJ and becoming new tyrant of the planet. See more »

Quotes

Uef: Either you're giving us this KETSE right now, or we won't lay you on Earth for less than 8 matchboxes!
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Features Kotovsky (1943) See more »

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Great thinking movie
3 March 2005 | by nemo6321See all my reviews

One of my favorite best. Saw it when if first came out in theaters, and then saw it again and again... The film-making is very good, however the technical problems with camera work and poor quality of the film itself did not help. Slow and deliberate pacing at times this movie gets under your skin if you are paying attention. Open mind for this movie is a must. What makes this movie great is unbelievable social satire. In short, you got to see it several times to believe it. This movie forced critical thinking in USSR circa 1986, and it still makes you ponder things in US circa 2005. Dealing with humanistic topics such as social hierarchy, lowest common denominator, human resilience and so on, this movie should be recognized on par with the classics of Felini and Tarkovsky.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

1 December 1986 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Кін-дза-дза! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (DVD)

Color:

Color
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