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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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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13
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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

1 December 1986 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Husigi Wakusei Kin-Za-Za 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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Trivia

The railway set was lost in shipping. This forced the team to cobble them together from scrap in-place. They were eventually found after the filming on the other end of the country. See more »

Quotes

Bi, Patsak: Skripach, instead of thinkin' you're the first Georgian cosmonaut and you'll be awarded by Nobel prize, you'd better put back the spoon you've stolen from the poor artists.
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Connections

Spoofed in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Kin-Dza-Dza! (2003) See more »

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Most unusual movie of all time
11 July 2006 | by voshkin-1See all my reviews

English/American culture (for the most part) tends to be rather reclusive, for example, there are virtually no foreign language songs on the radio. Because of this, many classics are missed, simply because people do now know about them.

This movie is the best example of a great classic unknown. If it would be made it Brittan in the sixties, it would have defiantly achieved cult status, and be widely regarded as all-time sci-fi classic. Alas, it is in Russian, and made at the end of the cold war, and therefore virtually unknown outside of the former Soviet Union.

The movie is full of wonderfully black humour (if you are higher up on the social scale, you sleep on a bed without nails, and they cannot beat you in the middle of the night), desert world with rusted metal structures, and wonderfully eccentric telepathic aliens with bizarre social structures.

This movie is truly a must see – a word of warning however, this is so far from a Hollywood movie, it is it's evil twin. Unlike Hollywood it has: A story Strong characters Crap special effects Complete lack of "touchy feely"

To get the best experience: 1. find subtitled version 2. find a Russian to watch it with you


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