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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director:

Georgiy Daneliya
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Lyubshin ... Vladimir Nikolaevich Mashkov - 'Uncle Vova'
Evgeniy Leonov ... Wef - The Wandering Chatlanian Singer
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Bee - the wandering Patsak singer
Levan Gabriadze ... Gedevan Alexandrovich Alexidze - 'Fiddler'
Olga Mashnaya ... Decont - a teleportation officer at Alpha
Irina Shmeleva ... Tsan - The Desert Stage-Cart Driver
Lev Perfilov ... Kyrr - the Chatlanian-dissident
Anatoliy Serenko ... The Space Drifter From Uzm (as A.Serenko)
Aleksandra Dorokhina ... The Huge Woman at Subway Station (as A. Dorokhina)
Olesya Ivanova ... A Fat Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as O. Ivanova)
Tatyana Novitskaya ... The Presentation Crystal Owner (as T. Novitskaya)
Tatyana Perfileva Tatyana Perfileva ... An old woman in a subway cart (as T.Perfilyeva)
Lyudmila Solodenko Lyudmila Solodenko ... A Swarthy Woman Settled Under the Ferris Wheel (as L. Solodenko)
Galina Daneliya-Yurkova Galina Daneliya-Yurkova ... Lyudmila Mashkova - 'Lucia' (as G. Yurkova)
Igor Bogolyubov Igor Bogolyubov ... Lord PG's personal Patsak (as I.Bogolyubov)
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Kin-Dza-Dza is something like an "advanced cyberpunk film". It's a lot about people and social structures which on the planet of "Pluke" of course have many parallels to our society. It's a very funny movie, but it's also a melancholic movie with great philosophical sense. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13
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Trivia

Originally Fiddler was supposed to give the music professor presents from his trip in Abkhazia along with the violin that he forgot because he got drunk. One of the presents was Chacha, Georgian brandy. Right when the film was going to be released Mikhail Gorbachev started his anti-alcohol campaign and they had to change Chacha to vinegar. See more »

Quotes

Uef: Brake! Brake! Brake!
Bi, Patsak: How can I brake after you've drunken all the brake fluid? Dipso!
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: EMIN (2019) See more »

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I Koo'd for ages after seeing this film!
26 February 2003 | by SadGeezerSee all my reviews

This is truly a great film. Unfortunately the only way I could see it was to marry a Russian :) It's low budget and the graphics are crappy, but the writing and acting are quite superb! This is a little known Russian Sci Fi Classic and all serious sci fi fans should see it.

It's a story of some unlikely geezers who travel to another place through an unlikely looking portal/gizmo. There they meet other humanoids whose language consists of one word spoken with telepathic nuances. The whole communication idea is a cracker and there are some very funny scenes. If you like your sci fi innovative this is a MUST see!

I'd rate this a whopping 47,452 out of 10


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

1 December 1986 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Кін-дза-дза! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (DVD)

Color:

Color
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