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Ulybka Boga, ili Chisto odesskaya istoriya (2008)

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A determined student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather. He has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, and bring back his grandfather's cat.

Director:

Vladimir Alenikov

Writers:

Vladimir Alenikov (screenplay), George Golubenko (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Zhidkov Ivan Zhidkov ... Alen
Mariya Gorban ... Anna - Alyona
Antonina Sutyagina Antonina Sutyagina ... Pozhila Anna
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... Filipp Olshanskiy
Dmitriy Sergin Dmitriy Sergin ... Molodoy Filipp
Roman Kartsev ... Perepmuter
Tamara Tana ... Elvira
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy ... Ryzhak
Nina Usatova ... Madam Parnokopytenko
Tatyana Novik ... Sosedka Galya
Vadim Zhuk ... Khudoy v katakombakh
Kapuchino Kapuchino ... Kot
Irina Tokarchuk ... 1954 god - Tetka-prodavshchitsa
Yakov Gopp Yakov Gopp ... 1954 god - Prodavets Zhora
Dmitriy Pavlov Dmitriy Pavlov ... 1954 god - Molodoy prodavets
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A determined student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather. He has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, and bring back his grandfather's cat.

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Ukraine | Russia

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

3 December 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

God's Smile See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Odessa humor the kind of self pity with bit of Jewish saddens in dead-end reality of the present days.
8 December 2009 | by katz1124See all my reviews

If you enjoy the Odessa humor the kind of self pity with bit of Jewish saddens in dead-end reality of the present days (in particular time, Soviet and post Soviet times) you are in for a treat. The film was shown as a part of Russian Film Festival in Chicago, before it came out in movie theaters in Moscow and other cities of former USSR. The film is full with nostalgia, good memories and elements of fairy tail. Being familiar with both cities Chicago and Odessa as well understanding the nature of Ex-Soviet Russian speaking immigrants in America and present and former Odessians ( Odessa Residents) I could say creators of the movie found and show really good depictions of main characters in a film. The cast of the film is excellent, seeing such talent of Soviet and Russian cinema as Armen Dzhijerhanyan, Roman Kartsev, Aleksanr Ponkratov-Cherniy and Stanislav Sadalsky as well as a new young actors was a real treat.


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