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The Very Same Munchhausen (1979)

Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen (original title)
A man with imagination opposes a society without it. Society forces him to betray his freedom-loving spirit, but imagination is immortal.

Director:

Mark Zakharov

Writers:

Grigori Gorin, Rudolph Erich Raspe (stories)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Baron Munchhausen
Inna Churikova ... Jakobina Munchhausen
Elena Koreneva ... Marta
Igor Kvasha ... Burgomister
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Ramkopf
Leonid Yarmolnik ... Theophil Munchhausen
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ... Thomas
Vladimir Dolinskiy ... Pastor
Leonid Bronevoy ... Hertzog
Semyon Farada ... Commander-in-Chief
Vsevolod Larionov ... Judge
A. Amaslyuryants A. Amaslyuryants
A. Myulstedt A. Myulstedt
G. Oshkolup G. Oshkolup
Nina Palladina ... (as N. Palladina)
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Storyline

A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy, yet very merriment, stories, views and behavior is what sets him apart from others. He becomes alienated from the society that failed to grasp his brilliance. In fact, his brilliance is what underlines the faults with the society itself. It's a beautiful yet tragic story that is filled with dense and intellectual dialogue. Written by DrStrangelife

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1979 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

That Munchhausen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gosteleradio, Mosfilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Pastor: You cannot get married the second time with your wife alive.
Munchhausen: Are you proposing to kill her?
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Version of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) See more »

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A new twist on an old story
25 October 2007 | by ollaerSee all my reviews

The film is based on a brilliant screenplay by G. Gorin.

It uses an all-star cast of some of the best Soviet theater actors, so it borrows a lot (in a good way) from a theatrical performance, while still remaining a "movie".

The film succeeded in creatng a witty, powerful, sentimental yet funny story of a very uneven battle between color and dullness, between personal freedom, especially freedom of mind, and constricting pressure of conformist society that tries to destroy anybody who refuses to be just like everybody else.

I gave it 9 points.


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