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Tabachnyy kapitan (1972)

The tsar Peter I sends the careless boyar son to Holland to study sea science. But in the sciences, it is not the noble student that succeeds, but its serf. He becomes an officer after returning to Russia.

Director:

Igor Usov

Writers:

N. Aduyev (screenplay), Vladimir Vorobyov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vladlen Davydov ... Pyotr I, the Tsar
Natalya Fateeva ... Lyubov Karpovna Smurova
Nikolay Trofimov ... Akakiy Plyushchihin, clerk in the Boyars' Council
Sergey Filippov ... Karpiy Smurov, merchant
Lyudmila Gurchenko ... madame Ninishe, hotel keeper
Georgiy Vitsin ... Muton, cook
Yevgeni Shapin Yevgeni Shapin ... Ivan, 'tobacco captain'
Viktor Krivonos ... Anton Svinyin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yelena Anderegg ... Nenilla Svinyina, boyar's wife
Andrei Baranov Andrei Baranov
Anatoli Davydov Anatoli Davydov
Andrei Davydov Andrei Davydov ... graf Korsakov
Nikolay Gavrilov ... (as N. Gavrilov)
V. Gorbunov V. Gorbunov
Panteleymon Krymov ... (as Pantelejmon Krymov)
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The tsar Peter I sends the careless boyar son to Holland to study sea science. But in the sciences, it is not the noble student that succeeds, but its serf. He becomes an officer after returning to Russia.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Also Known As:

The Tobacco Captain See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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"From zero to hero" - the Russian tale
25 December 2001 | by MephiniaSee all my reviews

Based on true story (as far as archives can verify), the movie tells us about history of one servant to wealthy family of russian count. Set in beginning of 1700's, when tzar Pyotr was raising from ashes russian fleet and sent dozens young people overseas to become navigators, story tells us about proud man who changed his stars. Taking place of his lazy master, he graduates from university and comes back to be judged by the one who send them. The name of movie: Tobacco captain comes from the fact that main character was sold once in exchange for his weight in tobacco - and that was exact way he was bought back by tzar before he could be given nobility status and become captain. On the sidenote, the movie could be considered more of musical, as dancing and singing takes nearly half its running time.


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