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Peculiarities of the National Hunt (1995)

Osobennosti natsionalnoy okhoty (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 October 1996 (Russia)
The men go hunting. Russian men.
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Credited cast:
Ville Haapasalo ... Raivo (as Ville Khaapasalo)
Viktor Bychkov ... Kuzmich
Sergey Russkin ... Sergei Olegovich
Aleksey Buldakov ... General
Semyon Strugachyov ... Lyova Soloveychik
Sergei Kupriianov ... Kachalov (as Sergey Kupriyanov)
Sergei Guslinsky ... Semyonov
Igor Sergeev Igor Sergeev ... Count
Igor Dobryakov ... Nobleman
Yury Makusinsky Yury Makusinsky ... Hunter
Zoya Buryak ... Milkmaid
Boris Cherdyntsev Boris Cherdyntsev ... Commandant
Aleksandr Zavyalov ... Ensign
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saara Hedlund Saara Hedlund ... Milkmaid
Aleksey Poluyan ... Zaderzhannyy


A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an Army general, with more than a passing resemblance to Aleksander Lebed, a police detective, local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions soon give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and much else besides. Written by Maywin Media AB <maywin@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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As Raivo gets acquainted with the group, one of them cracks that the Russian elephant is the best friend of the Finnish elephant, a line which leaves the Finn completely bewildered. This is a reference to a well-known Soviet joke poking fun at academics whose adherence to the party line often resulted in nonsense. The joke: Competing to write a book on African elephants, a Frenchman produces a volume on the love lives of elephants; a German writes a 21-volume series titled "A Brief Introduction to the African Elephant", and the Soviet writer comes up with just one sentence: "The African elephant is the best friend of the Soviet elephant." See more »


Followed by Operation Happy New Year (1996) See more »

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Peculiarities of the national humor
8 March 2020 | by dmitri-batuevSee all my reviews

"Peculiarities of the National Hunt" by Aleksandr Rogozhkin is the funniest and most popular comedy of the 90s. Scenes of Russian modern hunting with the participation of the ever-drunk general, the company of his friends, a Finnish guy and a huntsman masterfully alternate with hunting scenes of hunting in Russia of the 19th century. Despite the fact that the amount of vodka drunk is measured in boxes, the characters of the general, the huntsman and the young Finn became popular favorites. The best roles in the career of Aleksey Buldakov, Viktor Bychkov and Ville Haapasalo.

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Osobennosti natsionalnoj okhoty v osennij period See more »

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