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Don't Play the Fool... (1997)

Ne valyay duraka (original title)
| Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Evdokimov Mikhail Evdokimov ... Filimon
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Ivan
Sergei Agapitov Sergei Agapitov ... Pasha
Lev Durov ... Old man / Yakov
Aleksandr Pyatkov ... Kutuzov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valeri Chikov Valeri Chikov ... (as V. Chikov)
Scott Cunningham Scott Cunningham
Tatyana Kravchenko
Russell LaDue Russell LaDue
Olga Levitina Olga Levitina
Kevin McGuire Kevin McGuire
Yuri Oleynikov Yuri Oleynikov
Olga Ostroumova
Nastia Zavolokina Nastia Zavolokina
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Followed by Why Wouldn't We Send a Messenger? (1998) See more »

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Simple and funny comedy about simple Russian folk people
13 January 2007 | by Pretender-5See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. I consider it's the best comedy of Mr. Evdokimov (actor turned a Russian governor) who sadly passed away in a tragic accident.

Anyway - this film is very simple, yet it's has a lot of things that so common in Russian's deep down country - drinking, stupidity, naivenes and good and bad.

The plot is really mixed up and actually really funny.

Just to say a small outline - the film begins when one of the village people in Siberia finds a barrel floating in the river. The barrel turns out to be a barrel full of concentrated drinking spirit (alcohol). Then all things get havoc afte this moment and there is a mix up of local humor and even a politics.

Bottomline: very funny film. But you have to understand a bit of Russian culture at least to get a feeling of it.


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Country:

Russia

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Russian | English | Japanese

Also Known As:

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Arkhangelsk, Russia See more »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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