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Leonid GAIDAI
Леонид ГАЙДАЙ
Leonid GAIDAI
Risto ORKO
Ристо ОРКО
Risto ORKO
 
USSR / Finland, 1980, 99 mn 
Colour, fiction

Out to Borrow Matches

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За спичками

 

 A la recherche d’allumettes

 Za spichkami


Other titles : Borrowing Matchsticks
 
Directed by : Leonid GAIDAI (Леонид ГАЙДАЙ), Risto ORKO (Ристо ОРКО)
Writing credits : Vladlen BAKHOV (Владлен БАХНОВ), Leonid GAIDAI (Леонид ГАЙДАЙ), Risto ORKO (Ристо ОРКО), gb VILPPONEN (Таппио ВИЛППОНЕН)
 
Cast
Viktor FILIPPOV (Виктор ФИЛИППОВ)
Nina GREBESHKOVA (Нина ГРЕБЕШКОВА)
Leonid KURAVLIOV (Леонид КУРАВЛЕВ)
Yevgeni LEONOV (Евгений ЛЕОНОВ)
Galina POLSKIKH (Галина ПОЛЬСКИХ)
Mikhail PUGOVKIN (Михаил ПУГОВКИН)
Georgi VITSIN (Георгий ВИЦИН)
 
Cinematography : Sergey POLUIANOV (Сергей ПОЛУЯНОВ)
Production design : Felix YASYUKEVICH (Феликс ЯСЮКЕВИЧ)
Music : Aleksandr ZATSEPIN (Александр ЗАЦЕПИН)
Sound : Raisa MARGACHEVA (Раиса МАРГАЧЕВА)
Production : Mosfilm, Souomi-Films
 

Plot synopsis
An eccentric comedy based on the novel of the same name by a Finnish writer M. Lassil. Year 1910. Peasant Ihalainen was run out of matches. He goes to by them but meets a friend, who wants to marry. The friends forget about the matches and go seeking in marriage. After that they go to a town to buy a gift for the bride, come to drunken handgrips, are taken to prison, are about to drown in a river, meet an old love of one of them. A lot of funny events took place until Ihalainen came home and gave his wife a box of matches he borrowed. But the fate laughed at him - there were no matches in the box.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011

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