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. —Maywin Media AB <email@example.com>
A comedy to everyone's liking
As soon as the comedy was released it became a nation-wide success in Russia. It is brilliant in every way: the plot, the actors, the spirit of merrymaking - all this makes the comedy a national favourite. The comedy allows Russians to have a good laugh at themselves as it highlights popular Russian beliefs, makes fun of the fabulous Russian vodka-drinking and spinning yarn stories of hunters. The whole cast of actors has immediately become tremendously popular. It is a kind comedy, without excessive use of four-letter words though not entirely without them. As far as the plot is concerned the story goes on like this: a group of friends (an army general, police investigator, a writer, a young intellectual, a Finn and a forester) are about to go hunting. The Finn is eager to see a real Russian hunt with borzois, horsemen, aristocratic finery. In reality his companions drink a lot while getting ready for the hunt, get into uproariously funny straits, send a cow flying in a super modern bomber, hunt the said cow and so on. If you have a chance to see it, don't miss it. The comedy is worth seeing even if you are not a Russian. Hunters will be hunters everywhere and they will always spin yarns.
- Sep 25, 2000
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