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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:

Кин-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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Dyadya Vova: Let's go, Skripach, to outer space.
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Features Kotovsky (1943) See more »

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Brilliant Sci-Fi comedy
23 January 1999 | by D-VSee all my reviews

Not as dead serious as Blade Runner. Not as neon and air-conditioned as Brazil. It's not Earth, dear. It's planet Pluke. Dusty, rusty, dirty.

Amazing technology. To any point of the Universe - in five seconds flat. Unless someone borrowed one vital part of your engine without asking.

Interesting society. Everyone can read each other's mind. And still be able to lie.

A story of two Earthlings trying to get home from the cruel lying cheating stealing world of the galaxy Kin-Dza-Dza.

Definitely worth watching. Is there a subtitled copy available? I have no idea.


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