Artikelnummer 4225

THE TWELVE CHAIRS (1971) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Archil Gomiashvili as Ostap Bender (voiced by Yuri Sarantsev; singing voice by Valeri Zolotukhin; in some scenes speaks in his own voice) Sergey Filippov as Ippolit Matveyevich "Kisa" Vorobyaninov Mikhail Pugovkin as Father Fyodor, priest Natalya Krachkovskaya as Madame Gritsatsuyeva Igor Yasulovich as Ernest Shchukin, engineer Natalya Vorobyova as Ellochka Shchukina, Ernest Shchukin's wife Klara Rumyanova as Katerina Aleksandrovna, Father Fyodor's wife Natalya Varley as Yelizaveta "Liza" Petrovna (voiced by Nadezhda Rumyantseva) Georgy Vitsin as fitter Mechnikov Savely Kramarov as one-eyed chess player Radner Muratov as first chess player Viktor Pavlov as Kolya, Liza's husband Gotlib Roninson as chairman Kislyarsky Roman Filippov as poet Nikifor Lyapis-Trubetskoy Grigory Shpigel as Aleksandr Yakovlevich Yuri Nikulin as janitor Tikhon Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova as Yelena Stanislavovna Bour Vladimir Etush as Andrei Bruns Nina Grebeshkova as Musik, Bruns' wife Alexander Khvylya as Vakkhanyuk Nina Agapova as soloist of theater "Kolumb" Rina Zelyonaya as editor of youth problem magazine "Groom and Bride" Irina Murzaeva as guide of furniture craftsmanship museum Yevdokiya Urusova as Klavdiya Ivanovna Petukhova, Kisa's mother-in-law Erast Garin as theater critic Leonid Gaidai as Varfolomey Korobeinikov (uncredited) Rostislav Plyatt as Narrator (uncredited) Stanislav Sadalsky as fireman in theater "Kolumb" (uncredited)

Ostap Bender meets Ippolit Kisa Vorobyaninov shortly after arriving in Stargorod. Vorobyaninov, a noble, is looking for a set of twelve chairs which had belonged to his mother-in-law, but was given away. Monster-in-law confesses on her deathbed that she hid diamonds in one of the now missing chairs. Needless to say, being a noble doesn't mean being ... well, "noble", and Vorobyaninov now desperately wants those horrible chairs back. However, Father Fyodor, though a priest, is hardly saintly; he overheard this confession and he wants the chairs, too. And so, the so-called noble and Ostap journey around Russia in search of tacky furniture and having quite the misadventures along the way.

DVD-R is in Russian with hard-encoded English subtitles. Approx. 159 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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