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Kidnapping Caucassian Style
Kidnapping Caucassian Style
Actors: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov, Yuri Nikulin, Georgiy Vitsin
Director: Leonid Gaidai
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Kids & Family
UR     2002     1hr 22min

Shurik, a naive student of the rites and traditions of the Caucas region of the Soviet Union, falls in love with Nina, "a Komsomol member, an athlete, an activist, and just a beauty," who is "kidnapped Caucasian style" wit...  more »


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Actors: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov, Yuri Nikulin, Georgiy Vitsin
Director: Leonid Gaidai
Creators: Konstantin Brovin, Leonid Gaidai, Valentina Yankovskaya, L. Freidin, Moris Slobodskoy, Yakov Kostyukovsky
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Classics
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/10/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1971
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1971
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian

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Movie Reviews

Light, clever, semi-slapstick
Jim Krupnik | Watchung, NJ United States | 01/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Typical of Gaidays' work, this film delivers pure, lighthearted fun. Even the bad guys get the laughs and the viewers sympathy (pity?). The script is loaded with good one liners, and even the ones that refer to Soviet era life situations are well understood by most westerners. The acting is easy and well done. Even the subtitles are pretty fine. It's more like slapstick with a plot, but if you really hate that type of comedy, stay away from Leonids' films. On the other hand, if this type of film appeals to you, you are in for a treat."
Simply Classic!
Jim Krupnik | 05/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is just so great. It's witty, funny, clever, and full of classic characters. Even my husband, who doesn't speak any Russian found this one hilariuos. The translation in the subtitles truly showed the movie's meaning. Although, it is hard to translate a truly Georgian Accent!"
Warm and wonderful
A. Grossman | Florence, Oregon USA | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A warm and sunny Russian film by the very unknown (in the west)Leonid Gaidai, possibly Russia's greatest director of comedy. Very funny situations throughout and villains so comical you almost root for them. One of many Soviet non-propaganda films that should be better known in the west. Get it and laugh."
It is a Russian all time Classic
Jakey D | Central New Jersey | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just like Abott and Castello or The Three Stooges, the Shurick movies became a Russian classic. This one is of course is one of the top ones. I have watched this movie when I was about 8 years old back in Russia and still enjoy the style and acting today. The humor and the genre is phenominal. I highly recommend it to any movie viewer who enjoys something different, but yet great. What a wonderful timeless film."