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A Man from Boulevard des Capucines (1987)

Chelovek s bulvara Kaputsinov (original title)
Mr Jonny First arrives to the Wild West to present the art of the Cinematograph.

Director:

Alla Surikova

Writer:

Eduard Akopov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrey Mironov ... Johnny First
Aleksandra Yakovleva-Aasmyae ... Ms. Diana Little (as Aleksandra Asmaye)
Mikhail Boyarskiy ... Cherny (Black) Jack
Oleg Tabakov ... Harry
Nikolay Karachentsov ... Billy King
Igor Kvasha ... Pastor
Lev Durov ... Coffin maker
Galina Polskikh ... Mrs. Thompson
Natalya Krachkovskaya ... Konchita
Natalya Fateeva ... Chief's wife
Spartak Mishulin ... Chief of comanches
Albert Filozov ... Mr. Second
Oleg Anofriev ... Pianist
Mikhail Svetin ... Pharmacist
Leonid Yarmolnik ... One-eyed-cowboy
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Storyline

Mr Jonny First arrives to the Wild West to present the art of the Cinematograph.

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 June 1987 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man from Boulevard des Capucines See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Jonny First: [to the drunk cowboy] Excuse me, sir, would you be so kind to tell me... No, you wouldn't.
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Great spoof of the American Western
11 October 2005 | by viy46See all my reviews

Really funny, sweet, and moving take on the American western done by a soviet female director. Mr. First comes to a small town in the wild west to introduce the population to the art of cinematography. He brings a projector and an array of silent movies, including romance and comedy. Rowdy cowboys discover a different way of life and try to improve their own existence. Amazing cast, Tabakov is especially endearing as a saloon owner torn between greed and love for the movies. Surprisingly effective fight scenes could probably challenge those of the American counterparts. Karachentsov gives it his best with some of the best fight moves I've seen. Mironov is great, as usual, as an idealist out to change the world and bring enlightenment to the wild wild west. Highly recommended as a comedy, romance, western, and a meditation on the role of art and mass entertainment in our society.


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