Kin-Dza-Dza, best Soviet Sci-Fi movie

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  1. Boroda

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    http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTcQGqxALA

    Someone have put it on Youtube with English subtitles.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/

    It may be hard to watch with subtitles, and sometimes I think the translation is quite clumsy, but it's worth watching anyway.

    Back in 1986 I watched it 4 or 5 times in the theater. That time we thought it's a satire on Soviet system, now we see it's much more about modern times and "capitalism" that is coming to an end now.
     
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    Movie parts are named in a funny way, search for "Kin-dza-dza (with English subtitles). Part 1" first, then - Part 2 etc.

    Skripach = Fiddler.
     
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    In a first scene, when wife sends uncle Vova (Vladimir Nikolayevich) to get some bread and macaroni (pasta) and Fiddler (Gedevan Alexandrovich) asks him to help a man from another planet, uncle Vova is so sarcastic because the Traveler wears a coat from a "big iron bin", a trash-can, smelling unpleasantly. There were no bums in USSR, so uncle Vova thinks that the guy is obviously insane, and asks Fiddler to call "03", ambulance. A person wearing a stinking coat from a trash-can standing barefoot in the cold = insane, loonie. At least it's how it was in 1986.

    Maybe we'll have to answer some questions while you guys watch it. At least if you'll spend some time on it ;)
     
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    Well well, that actually is a surprisingly well made movie .... currently watching part 2 of 7. :)
     
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    One of the best Sci-Fi films ever and THE best Russian Sci-fi flick is "Solaris" early 70s.

    "Солярис" absolutely a riveting film- I saw it three time in theaters and would see it again anytime. In Russian with subtitles only of course....
     
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    Пиздец..
    ПалЮрич, неужели весь фильм выложили??:)
     
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    Так вот чем ПЮ занимался последние полгода!
     
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    I thought 'Solaris' was made in poland(edited :in russia yes , Andrei Tarkovsky)...The book Solaris is amazing, and so is the film.. the 70'es version.. yanks made a version of it too and it, sucked bad lol.

    @Boroda

    You seen finnish sci-fi 'Star Wreck' ? It's available freely on net..

    PS.Since nazi's flee to dark side of the moon in 1945, they are coming back 2018...

    'The Iron Sky'
     
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    Solaris is a Russian film based on a Polish book (Stanisław Lem).

    Yes, there was a remake. Yes, it sucked BIG TIME!

    See the original. Avoid the remake :D
     
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    Hehe ,you're right, in yank version George Clooney tries to get as deep as an american can lol.

    Stanislaw Lem is one of my favorite 'sci-fi' authors..
     
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    PS. check out the starwreck trailer :)
     
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    No, it wasn't me :) Subtitles are far from perfect, a-la "Which watch? - Half of sixth - Such much?!". I watched first 3 parts, translators just failed to show the expressive style of uncle Vova and Fiddler. You need to be really bilingual to translate it, I think I could make it a little better, at least without obvious mistakes and omissions, but it's like translating Vysotsky's songs :(
     
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    Ahoi, Moskva :)

    Let's hear some Vysotsky!!!

    Vypil ia ;) Thank you for sharing this movie -- I did not know it.

    http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=KLtRKy_SNPw

    How are things in the capital today?
     
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    That guy from the another planet looks like Adolf H. He just needs to get that beard cut and his moustache trimmed.
     
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    Stanisław Lem was one of my "must-read"s when I was young :) Not sure if all his books were translated to Russian, but anything that was available I tried to read.
     
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    Yes, this is a famous film!
    I remember they were showing it on TV in Bulgaria when I was small - at that age it just looked very scary and depressing those two people alone on the desert planet!

    More recently I d/led it from internet and - it rocks!



    maybe the subtitles here are better?

    :confused: surprisingly?
     
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    Thank u for this post ..
    This is one of the best movies ive seen in a while.. I watched it all the way through on youtube and im downloading now for dvd .. so i can watch it again in comfort. It reminded me alot of a David Lynch movie :) I love the humor, the music, and the plot in general ... I still must watch it again to get the whole picture though.

    thx again because I probably wouldnt have found out about this film on my own.
     
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    Simply because my initial expectations were that it wasn't going to be all that interesting.
     
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    help me out here...

    So something actually happens in da movie?
    (checked it out, looked a bit like "the peculiarities in da russian way of hunting" or something like that, kinda nice, but a bit slow for my taste).

    :D