Category Archives: Georgi Daneliya

Russian Video: Mimino (Film)!

Hello, this weekend we are watching one more masterpiece of lyric comedies by Georgi Daneliya (we already watched another his movie “Autumn Marathon”)

Today we are watching Mimino (1977) – one of the most soul-touching and philosophical comedies made in Soviet time. To understand Russians you must watch this video even it was made in Georgia!

One of my most favorite movies and of course with English subtitles! Let’s watch:

Mimino got Special Prize of International Moscow Film Festival 1977.

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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Gentlemen of Fortune (Movie)!


As always on Saturday we continue our tradition to publish the best Russian movies for weekend. Today our choice is Dzhentelmeni udachi (Gentlemen of Fortune) – an old Russian comedy made in 1972. They also call it an unlyrical comedy.

How does mild-mannered gentlemen become a rotten crooked criminal to help the police find the precious golden helmet of Alexander the Great…

Watch the video and find out!


More great information about this movie from Russia Today follow this LINK.

The crew:
Director: Aleksandr Seryj
Writers:Georgi Daneliya (writer), Viktoriya Tokareva (writer)
Music: Gtnnadi Gladkov

The brilliant cast:
Evgeni Leonov as Troshkin / Dotsent / Professor
Georgiy Vitsin as Khmyr / Sad Sack
Radner Muratov as Vasily Alibabayevich / Ali-Baba
Saveli Kramarov as Fedya Yermakov / Cross Eyes
Natalya Fateyeva as Lyudmila, archeologist’s daughter
Erast Garin as Nikolai Grigorevich Maltsev, archeologist
Nikolay Olyalin as Colonel Verchenko (as N. Olyalin)
Anatoli Papanov as Chess Player in Hotel
Pavel Shpringfeld as Cloakroom attendant
Lyubov Sokolova as Kindergarten Principal

Oleg Vidov as Lieutenant Vladimir Slavin
Aleksei Vanin as The old thief
Natalya Vorobyova as Elena
Zoya Vasilkova as Dvornichikha
Galina Mikeladze as G. Mikeladze

© MOSFILM, 1972.

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Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: Autumn Marathon (Movie by Georgi Daneliya)!


This weekend we are watching one more real classical movie on Russian Video from Russia. One more Soviet film what won a lot of International Festival’s awards. Autumn Marathon (Russian: Осенний марафон) what was made in 1979 by outstanding soviet movie director Georgi Daneliya, famous creator soviet sad comedies from Gergia.

Autumn Marathon” is a winner of 1979 Venice Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and 1980 Berlin Film Festival awards in the best director and best actor categories.

Directed by Georgy DANELIA
Screenplay by Alexander VOLODIN
Director of Photography Sergei VRONSKY
Production Designers Levan SHENGELIA, Eleanor NEMCHEK
Music by Andrey PETROV

Oleg Basilashvili as Andrei Pavlovich Buzykin
Natalya Gundareva as Nina Buzygina, Andrei’s wife
Evgeni Leonov as Vasili Ignatyevich Kharitonov
Marina Neyolova as Alla
Nikolai Kryuchkov as Alla’s neighbor
Vladimir Grammatikov as Zhenya
Norbert Kuchinke as Mr. Hansen, professor from Denmark.
and others.

© MOSFILM, 1979.

Have a nice weekend!
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Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.