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
Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina ...  M-me Gritsatsuyeva 4 episodes, 1977
Vladimir Fyodorov 4 episodes, 1977
Emmanuil Geller 4 episodes, 1977
Dmitriy Goshev Dmitriy Goshev 4 episodes, 1977
Vera Ivleva ...  Ellochka's friend 4 episodes, 1977
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
Pavel Pavlenko 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandr Pyatkov ...  Druggist 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandr Sazhin 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Sevastyanov 4 episodes, 1977
Elena Shanina ...  Ellochka Schukina 4 episodes, 1977
Aleksandr Shirvindt ...  Chess Club Chairman 4 episodes, 1977
L. Shishova L. Shishova 4 episodes, 1977
O. Slidovker O. Slidovker 4 episodes, 1977
Vladimir Sokolov Vladimir Sokolov 4 episodes, 1977
Galina Sokolova 4 episodes, 1977
Oleg Stepanov Oleg Stepanov 4 episodes, 1977
Mikhail Svetin ...  Engineer Bruns 4 episodes, 1977
Nikolay Tsorn Nikolay Tsorn 4 episodes, 1977
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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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 January 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Twelve Chairs See more »

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Ekran See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Pure genius
5 January 2004 | by sunlionSee all my reviews

This is pure genius - every word, every movement, and yet it doesn`t seem like they are orchestrated. There`s a feeling of improvisation through the movie. Mironov is like a flying comet, you almost see the sparks.The humor is so powerful that gets tears rolling, but I`m afraid only for those who are acquainted with Russian history and can understand the situations. I`m not at all sure that any translation could bring this across cultural boundaries. It should be watched in Russian and with good prior knowledge. Ten out of ten and it flows over that ! P.S. Previous, older version of "12 chairs" is not even comparable with this masterpiece.


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