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Osobennosti natsionalnoy rybalki (1997)

General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up ... See full synopsis »
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Credited cast:
Aleksey Buldakov ... Gen. Mikhalych Ivolgin
Viktor Bychkov ... Huntsman Kuzmich
Semyon Strugachyov ... Lyova Soloveichik
Sergey Russkin ... Sergei Olegovich
Sergei Guslinsky ... Militiaman Semyonov
Vasiliy Domrachyov ... Prosecutor
Aleksei Sevostyanov ... Captain-Leutenant
Andrey Krasko ... Vityok
Ville Haapasalo ... Raimo (as Ville Khaapasalo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Antonov Andrei Antonov
Aleksandr Borisov
Boris Cherdyntsev Boris Cherdyntsev
Mikhail Dorofeev Mikhail Dorofeev
Anatoli Gudkovsky Anatoli Gudkovsky
Matti Karkhu Matti Karkhu
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General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up leaving their vodka and fishing equipment behind.

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

19 November 1997 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A nemzeti halászat sajátosságai See more »

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Russia See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

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Second best of this series, funny, definitely worth watching
15 October 2006 | by porcupinewebbSee all my reviews

The cast of the first film are re-united in this comedy caper, and they actually do catch at least one fish between the drinking and the hangovers. Some of the jokes might go over your head and you even need some history to understand one of them.

I keep reading that this series of films will not be understood by Americans and that good comedy is funny in any language. That simply is not true and I believe that many 'Friends' or 'Frasier' fans from ANY part of the world will not get even a fraction of the humour when they watch this in their native language. My tip:- if you watch a dubbed or subtitled version of this and do not find it too funny, become Reivo, buy a ticket to Russia or the Ukraine, make some friends and live the film and when you come back to your own world look around and tell me which you can identify with more. You might like it and the experience will put a whole new slant on things you have found un-funny. You probably did not think much of Fawlty Towers either. The only thing from America that comes close would be MASH.


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