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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

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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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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1 December 1986 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Кин-Дза-Дза  »

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Filming in the desert was highly problematic, as there was no infrastructure to speak of. See more »

Quotes

Uef: You on Earth have a very primitive society, you don't even make differences by the colour of one's pants.
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Features Kotovsky (1943) See more »

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I Koo'd for ages after seeing this film!
26 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is truly a great film. Unfortunately the only way I could see it was to marry a Russian :) It's low budget and the graphics are crappy, but the writing and acting are quite superb! This is a little known Russian Sci Fi Classic and all serious sci fi fans should see it.

It's a story of some unlikely geezers who travel to another place through an unlikely looking portal/gizmo. There they meet other humanoids whose language consists of one word spoken with telepathic nuances. The whole communication idea is a cracker and there are some very funny scenes. If you like your sci fi innovative this is a MUST see!

I'd rate this a whopping 47,452 out of 10


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