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Peculiarities of the National Hunt (1995)

Osobennosti natsionalnoy okhoty (original title)
A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ville Haapasalo ... Raivo (as Ville Khaapasalo)
Viktor Bychkov ... Kuzmich
Sergey Russkin ... Sergei Olegovich
Aleksey Buldakov ... General
Semyon Strugachyov ... Lyova Soloveychik
Sergey Kupriyanov ... Kachalov
Sergei Guslinsky ... Semyonov
Igor Sergeev Igor Sergeev ... Count
Igor Dobryakov ... Nobleman
Yury Makusinsky Yury Makusinsky ... Hunter
Zoya Buryak
Boris Cherdyntsev Boris Cherdyntsev ... Commandant
Aleksandr Zavyalov ... Ensign
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksey Poluyan ... Zaderzhannyy
Aleksandr Vasiliev Aleksandr Vasiliev ... Pilot
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A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an Army general, with more than a passing resemblance to Aleksander Lebed, a police detective, local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions soon give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and much else besides. Written by Maywin Media AB <maywin@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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Russia

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French | German | English | Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

6 October 1996 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Osobennosti natsionalnoj okhoty v osennij period See more »

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Trivia

As Raivo gets acquainted with the group, one of them cracks that the Russian elephant is the best friend of the Finnish elephant, a line which leaves the Finn completely bewildered. This is a reference to a well-known Soviet joke poking fun at academics whose adherence to the party line often resulted in nonsense. The joke: Competing to write a book on African elephants, a Frenchman produces a volume on the love lives of elephants; a German writes a 21-volume series titled "A Brief Introduction to the African Elephant", and the Soviet writer comes up with just one sentence: "The African elephant is the best friend of the Soviet elephant." See more »

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Referenced in Kreml-9: Osobennosti natsionalnoy okhoty (2004) See more »

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Solid flick
2 October 2001 | by Star_BSee all my reviews

For anyone who has ever been to Russia or is amused by the hijinks of drunken men, this film is a must-see. While the film hits on a lot of stereotypes, many of the characters are right-on, especially the Army general. The plot moves well and the conversation does not lag - these Russian actors are quiete funny.


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