• Kin-dza-dza!

    From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Saturday, October 03, 2020 03:35:30
    Kdd! is a 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian tragicomedy cult film released by the Mosfilm studio and directed by Georgiy Daneliya, with a story by Georgiy Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze.

    Plot
    Kin-dza-dza! begins in 1980s Moscow. Vladimir Mashkov, aka Uncle Vova, a generic but gruff construction foreman is relaxing at home after a stressful day at work. His wife asks him to buy some groceries so Vova goes out to the nearest store. Standing right in the city centre on Kalinin Prospekt, a barefoot man dressed in a tattered coat appeals to anyone with a strange request: "Tell me the number of your planet in the tenture? Or least the number of your galaxy in the spiral?". Uncle Vova and a young Georgian student with a violin (The Violinist), stop and talk to the strange man. During a short conversation the stranger shows them a teleportation device - "traveler". Uncle Vova decides to test the veracity of the stranger's story and, despite the stranger's warnings, presses a random button on the device. Suddenly Uncle Vova and the Violinist find themselves transported to the planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy.

    The natives of the planet appear human, with deceptively primitive-looking technology and a barbaric culture, which satirically resembles that of humans. They are telepathic; the only spoken words normally used in their culture are "ku" (koo) and "kyu" (kyoo), the former stands for everything good, the latter being a swear word or stands for every bad thing. However, the Plukanians are able to quickly adapt to understand and speak Russian and Georgian. The society of Pluke is divided into two categories: Chatlanians and Patsaks. The difference is ascertained only by means of a small handheld device (visator), similar to flash drive in appearance; when pointed at a member of the Chatlanian group, an orange light on the device comes on; when pointed at a member of the Patsak group, a green light comes on. It is also noted that the social differences between Patsaks and Chatlanians are not constant: Pluke being a Chatlanian planet, so Chatlanians are privileged, and a system of rituals must be followed by the Patsaks to show flattery; but there are Patsak planets where Patsaks hold the upper hand and Chatlanians are subservient. The "visator" shows that Uncle Vova and the Violinist are Patsaks.

    The only group allowed to use weapons ("tranklucators") and enforce their will are the ecilops ("police" spelled backwards in Russian). Outside being a Patsak or Chatlanin, respect towards others is determined by the color of their pants; different shades require those of lower social standing to "ku" at them a predetermined number of times, displaying their submission. The nominal leader of the Plukanian society is Mr. P-Zh; everybody makes their best to display fervent worship to him and disrespect is severely punished; but, when encountered in person, P-Zh appears harmless and dumb. The fuel of Pluke is called luts and is made from water. All naturally present water has apparently been processed into luts, so drinking water is a valuable commodity (in fact, it can only be made from luts).

    A good deal of the plot is based on the fact that ordinary wooden matchsticks (ketse) (or, rather, the chemicals of the match head) are considered to be extremely valuable on Pluke. Uncle Vova and the Violinist meet two locals, Uef and Bi, who at various points either help or abandon the duo from Earth in their quest to return to Earth, which at various times involves repairing Uef and Bi's ship or raiding P-Zh's private compound.

    Uncle Vova and the Violinist finally encounter the man from the film's beginning, but he disappears, making it uncertain if he took them with him. The film then jumps back to the very beginning, as Uncle Vova heads outside however there is no man at the city center, where he runs into the Violinist, however they do not recognize each other. Suddenly, a passing tractor with an orange flashing light reminds them of the ecilops and they both reflexively squat and say, "ku!" as was required on Pluke. They immediately recognize each other. Uncle Vova, looking at the sky, hears the sound of a song performed by the Uef and Bi.

    Cast (in order of appearance)
    Stanislav Lyubshin as Vladimir Nikolayevitch Mashkov ("Uncle Vova")
    Galina Daneliya-Yurkova as Lucya, Mashkov's wife
    Levan Gabriadze as Gedevan Alexandrovitch Alexidze ("Fiddler")
    Anatoli Serenko as the Barefoot Wanderer from Uzm
    Yury Yakovlev as Bi the Patsak, a wandering singer
    Yevgeny Leonov as Uef the Chatlanian, a wandering singer
    Igor Khan as the one-handed smuggler
    Alexander Litovkin as the gang leader
    Valentin Bukin as black-moustached ecilop in an egg-shaped pepelats, demonstrating how a tranklucator works
    Irina Shmelyova as Tsan, the cart driver (tachanka-driving woman, a wandering singer and dancer)
    Lev Perfilov as Kyrr, the dissident Chatlanian with a tranklucator
    Nina Ruslanova as Galina Borisovna, the vice-dean
    Yuri Voronkov as bearded Chatlanian, leader of the "Children of the Sun" sect (later seen in the subway train, pretending to be a Patsak)
    Olesya Ivanova as cage-banging white sectarian woman
    Lyudmila Solodenko as sand-throwing black sectarian girl
    Vitali Leonov as Shorty (from the sect)
    Nikolai Garo as Mr P-Zh
    Igor Bogolyubov as Mr P-Zh's Personal Patsak
    Victor Marenkov as Patsak, wearing a coil pipe for a mask and working as watchman
    Aleksandr Gorbachyov as grey-moustached elderly ecilop in an egg-shaped pepelats, who will want "40 chatles" and "immediately press the kappa" in a scene later
    Yelena Mashkova-Sulakadze as watchman's wife (redheaded Patsak woman in the trapdoor)
    Gennady B.Ivanov as black ecilop, guarding the underground communications Aleksandra Dorokhina as colossal Chatlanian woman, working as attendant in the subway station
    Victor Makhmutov as the red-headed Chatlanian
    Vladimir Fyodorov as Mr Yellow Pants
    Yelena Antonova as Mr Yellow Pants' girlfriend
    Tatyana Novitskaya as an employee in the planetarium
    Yuri Naumtsev as the judge
    Gennady Yalovich as secret agent
    Veronica Izotova as the gang leader's female Chatlanian slave, wearing a collar Vladimir Razumovsky as ecilop with muzzles
    Nina Ter-Osipian as Mr P-Zh's noble mother
    Harri Schweitz as Mr P-Zh's 1st bodyguard (bearded fatman)
    Valentin Golubenko as Mr P-Zh's 2nd bodyguard (long-nosed powerman)
    Oleg Matveyev as Mr P-Zh's 3rd bodyguard (young man wearing gloves)
    Olga Mashnaya as Dekont (from the planet Alpha)
    Georgiy Daneliya as Abradox (from the planet Alpha)
    Varvara Vladimirova as young Alphian mother
    Anya Andriyanova as little blonde Alphian girl
    Plukanian language
    Koo - All words, with the following exceptions:
    Kyu (pronounced kyew) - any profanity
    Ketseh (pronounced "keh-tseh", emphasis on the second syllable) - matches (or, rather, the chemicals ordinarily used on Earth for match heads)
    Chatl - a currency unit
    Tsak - a small bell worn on the nose to indicate the low social status of the wearer
    Tentura and Antitentura - two opposite parts of the Universe. Some planets and galaxies exist in Tentura and some (including Earth) in Antitentura
    Pepelats - an interplanetary spacecraft (from the Georgian word "pepela" for butterfly)
    Tsapa - a component for different machines. A big tsapa is a very important component for the pepelats. A small tsapa is a component for the gravitsapa; without the small tsapa, a gravitsapa will not work. Tsapa is similar to a very rusty screwnut
    Gravitsapa - a component for the pepelats which allows intergalactic travel (from 'gravity' + 'tsapa')
    Tranklucator - a weapon
    Visator - compact device, detects difference between Patsaks and Chatlanians Kappa - a button or lever
    Luts - the fuel used by the pepelats, it is made of water
    Chatlanin - being with a high social status (detected as "orange" on a Visator) Patsak - being with a low social status (detected as "green" on a Visator) Ecilop - a policeman ("police" spoken backwards)
    Etsikh - a box for prisoners; also the imprisonment in such box (as a penalty); also the Etsikh is a jail with many such boxes ("Etsikh" is from the Georgian word "tsikhe" for prison, castle). Etsikh with nails is a hard punishment.
    Release
    The movie has been released on DVD in Russia but has gained virtually no notice elsewhere, with the exception of Japan.[citation needed] This is largely due to the fact that there was no official release of the movie with English subtitles for a long time. While the movie was in the making, a censorship threat emerged due to the use of the word Ku (Koo) which sounded like the initials "K. U." of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR at the time, K. U. Chernenko. Chernenko who assumed the leadership in 1984, died in 1985, and this removed the danger.[citation needed]

    In 2005 RUSCICO (Russian Cinema Council) released a version with Russian original sound and with English and French dubbing, It has also subtitles in English and other languages.[1]

    Since 2013, a digitally-restored Blu-ray Disc version is available.[2]

    The film is available with English subtitles on YouTube via Mosfilm [3]

    Critical response
    Thirty years after its original release, Little White Lies magazine described Kin-dza-dza! as "Mad Max meets Monty Python by way of Tarkovsky" and said it had remained relevant to audiences.[4] Russia Beyond agreed that the film was still well-loved by Russians in 2016.[5]

    On December 1, 2016, Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of Kin-Dza-Dza! with a Google Doodle.[6]

    Animated remake
    Main article: Ku! Kin-dza-dza
    In 2013, Daneliya released an animated remake of his film, named Ku! Kin-dza-dza! (Russian: ! --).[7] The animated version was based on the same plot, but targeted more towards children and the international audience. It had a budget of 140 million rubles.[8] Ku! Kin-dza-dza! won Best Animated Feature Film in the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.[9] The animated remake is mainly a traditionally-animated (hand-drawn animated) feature film with some computer animation in it

    References
    DVD disk "Kin-Dza-Dza" Archived 2007-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
    --! - Blu-ray Disc
    --! on YouTube
    Blackledge, Joel (17 July 2016). "In praise of Kin-dza-dza! - the best sci-fi film you've never heard of". Little White Lies. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
    Ustian, Gennady (24 August 2016). "'Kin-dza-dza!': The Soviet sci-fi satire that has stood the test of time". Russia Beyond. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
    "30th Anniversary of Film "Kin-Dza-Dza!"". Google. 1 December 2016.
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    "Winners announced at the 7th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 12 December 2013.
    Further reading
    Smith, Michael Thomas (25 July 2017). "'Kyu': A Semantic Analysis of 'Kin Dza Dza!'". Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 34 (8): 765-774. doi:10.1080/10509208.2017.1347863.
    External links
    Kin-dza-dza! at AllMovie
    Kin-dza-dza! on IMDb
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    Films directed by Georgiy Daneliya
    Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)Thirty Three (1965)Don't Grieve (1969)Hopelessly Lost (1973).


    Denis
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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Denis Mosko on Friday, October 02, 2020 23:05:15
    Hi, Denis -- on Oct 03 2020 at 03:35, you wrote:

    Kdd! is a 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian tragicomedy cult film
    [...]
    (1969)Hopelessly Lost (1973).

    And you posted this because?



    Cheers... Dallas

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  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Dallas Hinton on Saturday, October 03, 2020 10:15:58
    I did like this Movie.

    Hi, Denis -- on Oct 03 2020 at 03:35, you wrote:

    KDD! is a 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian tragicomedy cult film
    [...]
    (1969)Hopelessly Lost (1973).

    And you posted this because?



    Dallas?

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Denis Mosko on Saturday, October 03, 2020 03:42:18
    Hi, Denis -- on Oct 03 2020 at 10:15, you wrote:

    (1969)Hopelessly Lost (1973).

    And you posted this because?

    Dallas?

    A more correct way would be to ask, "Why did you post this?"



    Cheers... Dallas

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  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Sunday, October 04, 2020 06:46:34
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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to DENIS MOSKO on Sunday, October 04, 2020 10:34:00
    I was know new word: riced. Give in metro package of little knifred vegetables,
    and they - riced. But on rice into package. They simply knifed to size of rice
    s (in real they more bigger then rices).

    I have never heard of "riced" vegetables (unless they are mixed in with
    rice), but I have heard of "diced" vegetables. The description you supply makes me think they are "diced."

    Mike


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  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Mike Powell on Sunday, October 04, 2020 19:55:32
    I was know new word: riced. Give in metro package of little knifred
    vegetables, and they - riced. But on rice into package. They simply
    knifed to size of rice s (in real they more bigger then rices).

    I have never heard of "riced" vegetables (unless they are mixed in
    with rice), but I have heard of "diced" vegetables. The description
    you supply makes me think they are "diced."
    Yes, Mike, yes!!!!!

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