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Dzhek Vosmyorkin, amerikanets (1986)

The former homeless child Yakov who in the childhood has accidentally got to America comes back to the native village. He hopes that will allocate him the earth, and he will be able to ... See full summary »

Director:

Yevgeni Tatarsky (as Evgeniy Tatarskiy)

Writers:

Anatoli Kozak (screenplay) (as Anatoliy Kozak), Nikolai Smirnov (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ... Yakov Vosmyorkin - Jack
Lyubov Malinovskaya ... Pelageya - mother of Yakov Vosmyorkin
Irina Rakshina Irina Rakshina ... Katka - Yakov's sister (as I. Pakshina)
Lev Durov ... Pal Plych Skorokhodov
Mikhail Vaskov Mikhail Vaskov
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... Admiral Katsaurov
Nadezhda Smirnova ... Tanya Katsaurova
Aleksandr Galibin ... Vasiliy Kapralov - chairman of the commune
Yuliya Chekmaryova Yuliya Chekmaryova
Aleksey Kozhevnikov
Aleksandr Anufriev Aleksandr Anufriev
Yevgeni Anufriyev
Yuriy Galtsev Yuriy Galtsev
Elena Malinovskaya Elena Malinovskaya
Vladimir Zalygin Vladimir Zalygin
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The former homeless child Yakov who in the childhood has accidentally got to America comes back to the native village. He hopes that will allocate him the earth, and he will be able to become the real farmer. Having received seeds of cigar tobacco from the American friend, Vosmerkin has begun to realize plans.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Brilliant satirical comedy picturing early Soviet state rural life
8 July 2016 | by mershteinSee all my reviews

In my opinion, a must-see for anyone who is interested in what really was happening in Soviet Union's villages in 1920-1930, in the period of collectivization and creation of collective farms. Intelligent, bitter and vivid humor and actor's performance make this film outstanding in Soviet comedy genre. One of the best Lev Durov's roles, and you don't have many actors of Durov's caliber in world's cinema. Various aspects of Russian traditional rural mentality, peasant's mindset and lifestyle are shown through interesting situations in the background of new communist order and ideas intruding centuries-old Russian peasant lifestyle. Satire on communist values and disorder in Russian village of these years is rare to be found in Soviet cinema, and it's pictured at the highest artistic level in this film.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

3 February 1988 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Джек Восьмеркин - «американец» See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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