SKU 5219

BEWARE OF THE CAR (1966) (Uncommon Thief) * with switchable English subtitles *

Eldar Ryazanov Writers: Emil Braginskiy, Eldar Ryazanov Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya

Yuri Detochkin is a humble insurance agent in the Soviet Union, who just happens to be suffering from a minor mental disorder. Disappointed, outraged and offended that the police are hamstrung by their superiors in dealing with corrupt officials, our slightly deranged hero proves to be quite resourceful and a really good driver when he takes it upon himself to steal the offending politicians' cars. He sells the stolen vehicles and anonymously transfers the proceeds to the accounts of various orphanages. Detective Maxim Podberyozovikov has been put on the case and thinks he's got his man. The problem? The thief turns out to be one of his friends.

A rather unusual film for its time, given the oppressive political and social situation in the USSR, a number of top-rated Soviet actors got their start in this cult classic.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 88 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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