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PostPosted: 05-Feb-06 5:31  Reply with quote

Is anyone interested in talking about Russian Cinema?
If you are, what are your favorite Russian movies?
My favorites:
comedies: Ordinary miracle, Formula of Love, Prisoner of the Caucasus, or Shurik's New Adventures
The Diamond Arm, Ivan Vasilievich changes his occupation, The Very Same Munhgauzen, Kin-Dza-Dza, Twelve Chairs, Pokrov Gates, Gentlemen of luck, Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures, Hello, I am your aunt!

Solaris, Moscow does not Belive in Tears, The Mirror, At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among his own
The Star of Fascinating Happiness, Prisoner of the Mountains, The Thief, The Lover

Romance: Ordinary miracle, Irony of fate or with light steam!, A Railway Station for Two, Moscow does not Belive in Tears, A Cruel Romance, Business romance, I am Walking Along Moscow, Wizards, Truffaldino from Bergamo

War: Alexander Nevsky, Ballad of a Soldier, War, Prisoner of the Mountains, Father of The Soldier, 100 Days Before The Command, Torpedo Bombers

Action: White Sun of the Desert, Elusive Avengers

Horror: Viy or Spirit of Evil

History: Andrei Rublev, The Battleship Potemkin, War and Peace, Ivan the Terrible, October, Russian Ark, Strike, Cold Summer of 1953, Tchaikovsky

Musical Comedy or Costume Drama:
D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers, Truffaldino from Bergamo, Naval Cadets, Forward!

Sci-Fi: Solaris, Stalker, Kin-Dza-Dza, Night Watch, Professor Dowell's Testament, Amphibian Man

Animation: Alice in Wonderland, The Secret of the Third Planet, Adventures of captain Vrungel, Treasure Island, Musicians of Bremen, Mowgli

Fairy-tales: Mary Poppins, Goodbye! Old, Old Tale About the Little Red Riding Hood, Swineherd and Shepherd, Zolushka (Cinderella), Snow Queen, Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, Father Frost, Adventures of Buratino, Aladdin's Magic Lamp, Through Fire, Water and Brass Pipes
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PostPosted: 06-Feb-06 9:18  Reply with quote

i like brat 2. our hero goes to america and kicks some serious american ---. oh yes, don't mess with our hero. i couldn't wait to see the second one after enjoying brat. brat 2 just blew me (and most russians) away. it was a huge hit when it came out in russia.

classic line...
Lisa: Are you all gangsters?
Dasha: No, we are Russians.


we also learn that russians don't like black people. wow, now that is a surprise Rolling Eyes. the russians loved the film.

btw, i am not russian. i am pure american Wink .
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PostPosted: 07-Feb-06 21:17  Reply with quote

I've seen probably close to 3/4 of those you've listed, and liked most of them, particularly "Кавказская пленница" (Prisoner of the Caucasus), "Операция Ы" (Operation Y), "Бриллиантовая рука" (The Diamond Arm), "Иван Васильевич меняет профессию" (Ivan Vasilievich changes his occupation), and "Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!" (Irony of fate or with light steam!). Some of Tarkovskiy's films were a little tough for me to sit through, though.

Which "Zolushka" movie do you mean? I know that there was a Czech film that was very popular in Russia (Tři orísky pro Popelku--"Три орешка для Золушки"). Is this the one, or or is it another?
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PostPosted: 08-Feb-06 11:40  Reply with quote

I saw tons of Soviet films in my childhood.
Some remarkable ones:

Choock and Gueck.
The brave schoolgirl. (it is not a blue movie)
Timur and his team.
Operation Y. (comedy)
The amphibian man. (sci-fi)
The planet of storms. (sci-fi)
The rays of Engineer Garin. (sci-fi)
Secret of two oceans. (thriller about submarines and perfidious imperialists)
The striped navigation. (comedy about tigers on board ship)


Some recent comedies:

Peculiarities of the national hunting. Особенности национальной охоты.
Peculiarities of the national fishing. Особенности национальной рыбалки.

And of course: Ну погоди, Заяц!
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