Two scoundrels try to find the twelve chairs, in one of which their aunts has sewn jewelry into.
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Series cast summary:
Andrey Mironov ...  Ostap Bender 4 episodes, 1977
Anatoliy Papanov ...  Ippolit 'Kisa' Vorobyaninov 4 episodes, 1977
Rolan Bykov ...  Father Fyodor 4 episodes, 1977
Georgiy Vitsin ...  Bezenchuk 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Tabakov ...  Alkhen 4 episodes, 1977
Tatyana Pelttser ...  Vorobyaninov's Mother-in-Law 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolai Skorobogatov ...  Korobeinikov / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Nelli Gosheva Nelli Gosheva 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolay Karachentsov ...  An Actor 4 episodes, 1977
Lyubov Polishchuk ...  The Dancer in Ostap's dream 4 episodes, 1977
Natalya Zhuravlyova 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandra Dorokhina 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Orlova ...  Yelena Stanislavovna 4 episodes, 1977
Zinoviy Gerdt ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 1977
Eduard Abalov Eduard Abalov 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandr Abdulov ...  Engineer Schukin 4 episodes, 1977
Viktor Anisimov Viktor Anisimov 4 episodes, 1977
Boris Bekker Boris Bekker 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Blagovidova Vera Blagovidova 4 episodes, 1977
A. Bogolepova A. Bogolepova 4 episodes, 1977
Lev Borisov ...  Stage Worker Mechnikov 4 episodes, 1977
Valentin Bryleev 4 episodes, 1977
Inga Budkevich 4 episodes, 1977
Mikhail Bychkov 4 episodes, 1977
Nina Delektorskaya 4 episodes, 1977
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Vladimir Fyodorov 4 episodes, 1977
Emmanuil Geller 4 episodes, 1977
Dmitriy Goshev Dmitriy Goshev 4 episodes, 1977
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Saveliy Kramarov ...  Polesov 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolay Kuznetsov Nikolay Kuznetsov 4 episodes, 1977
K. Lyapshinova K. Lyapshinova 4 episodes, 1977
Yuriy Medvedev 4 episodes, 1977
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Aleksandr Sazhin 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Sevastyanov 4 episodes, 1977
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O. Slidovker O. Slidovker 4 episodes, 1977
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Galina Sokolova 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Stepanov Oleg Stepanov 4 episodes, 1977
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Aleksandr Makarov Aleksandr Makarov 3 episodes, 1977
Mark Prudkin ...  Varfolomey Korobeynikov 2 episodes, 1977
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Set in the late 1920's Soviet Union, Ostap Bender and Ippolit "Kisa" Vorobyaninov are after stash of diamonds hidden in one of the chairs in 12-chair set. They are forced to go on a cross-country chase when the chairs are auctioned of. Written by Eugene <lorus@worldnet.att.net>

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2 January 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Twelve Chairs See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Not the best adaptation of the beloved book:
5 February 2007 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

It was supposed to be the best screen version of the beloved book and had everything going for it: brilliant Mark Zakharov - one of the best and most talented Soviet stage directors ("Til'", Yunona i Avos'" and "Zvezda i smert Khoakina Muryety" on the stage of Moscow Lenkom Theatre.) He has made the best TV movies I can think of: " An Ordinary Miracle" (1978), "That Munchhausen " (1979), "Formula lyubvi" (1984) and the terrific adaptation of "To Kill a Dragon" (1988), his only film for big screen. Unique Andrei Mironov is Ostap; Zinoviy Gerdt narrates the sparkling text; Rollan Bykov, Anatoly Papanov, and Oleg Tabakov (to name just a few great actors) star. Gennadiy Gladkov, the musical genius who wrote the scores and the songs for all Zakharov's films and for "Gentlemeny udachy" (1972), "Bremenskie muzykanty" (1969) and for "Malysh i Karlson" (1970), created the beautiful and stylish as usual score but the movie did not work. It is slow, boring, and pretentious. I really wanted to love it, I was so ready to love it but I could not. Why or why did Zakharov decide to repeat some of the scenes over and over again? Why or why did Mironov play Ostap as a walking zombie with the mascara on his eyes? Why or why the immortal jokes that had been narrated to us did not work as well as they did when we read them? The movie is not a complete failure but with all the talent involved, it could have been much better.

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