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Propala hramota (1972)

A Soviet musical-tragicomedy film by Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kiev. The movie is considered a pearl of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema. The film is based on the novella by Nikolay Gogol.

Director:

Boris Ivchenko

Writers:

Ivan Drach (screenplay), Nikolay Gogol (book) (as Nikolai Gogol)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Mykolaichuk ... Cossack Vasil
Lidiya Belozyorova Lidiya Belozyorova ... Vasil's Wife
Fyodor Strigun Fyodor Strigun ... Andrei
Zemfira Tsakhilova ... Odarka
Mikhail Golubovich ... Bad Man
Vladimir Glukhoy Vladimir Glukhoy ... Good Devil
Vasili Simchich ... Vasil's Father
Anatoli Barchuk ... Ivan
Vladimir Shakalo Vladimir Shakalo ... Petro
Dmitriy Kapka ... Storyteller
Vladimir Alekseyenko ... Ostap
Galina Dolgozvyaga ... Village Woman
Nataliya Gebdovskaya ... Aunt Marina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariya Kapnist ... Witch
Yu. Khadzhiyev Yu. Khadzhiyev
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A Soviet musical-tragicomedy film by Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kiev. The movie is considered a pearl of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema. The film is based on the novella by Nikolay Gogol.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

1972 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elveszett levél See more »

Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Dovzhenko Film Studios See more »
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Version of Propavshaya gramota (1945) See more »

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This is the best Ukrainian movie!
13 June 2006 | by Mikomi JadeSee all my reviews

I saw it a couple of times. This is my favorite movie made in Ukraine. Don't think that Ukrainian movies are dull. If you haven't seen the Propavsha Gramota you haven't seen Ukrainian films at all! This is the film based on the story of the famous writer Nikolay Gogol who was interested in Ukrainian traditions and culture. "The Lost Letter" is a funny story.... sometimes even hilarious - if of course you understand humor. Mykolaychuk acted greatly in this film. On my opinion this is his best work.... This film showed Zaporizhya kozaks the way simple people saw them those days - strong, skillful in arms, bold and valor. It begins with the battle and return of kozak Vasyl home where he is given the assignment to bring the document to the Emperatrice of Russia Elizabeth. He finds a friend and they both travel to St. Petersburg to deliver the "Gramota" to the Emperatrece....As it is described on the DVD - A heroic comedy with a blasting humor tells the story of the trip made by Vasyl and Adrew delivering the letter from Hetman to Russian Tzarutsya, and after all their happy return to their native Dekanka. All the other things are to be seen with your own eyes.


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