Friday, October 22, 2010
Georgi Daneliya - Kin-Dza-Dza (1986)
Kin-dza-dza! (Russian: Кин-дза-дза!, translit. Kin-dzah-dzah!) is a 1986 Soviet comedy-science fiction film released by the Mosfilm studio and directed by Georgi Daneliya, with a story by Georgi Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze. The movie was filmed in color, consists of two parts and runs for 135 minutes in total.
The film is a dark and grotesque parody of human society and may be described as a dystopia. It depicts a desert planet, depleted of its resources, home to an impoverished dog-eat-dog society with extreme inequality and oppression. It is a cult film, especially in post-Soviet countries, and its humorous dialogue is frequently quoted.
The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow Vladimir Moshkov, and "The Fiddler", a student from Georgia Gedevan Aleksidze) are stranded due to an accidental encounter with an alien teleportation device.
The movie describes their long quest to find a way back home.
Included (all with multiple subtitles):
- Main feature in 2 parts
- Short dictionary of Chatlian language
- Interview with Director Georgi Daneliya
Subtitles: English (srt) & Russian, English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch (idx/sub)