Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
Prisoner of the Caucasus AKA Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Leonid Gaidai; 1966)

Prisoner of the Caucasus AKA Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Leonid Gaidai; 1966)

January 24, 2019

This time around, we're off to the southern borderlands (possibly against our will) for Leonid Gaidai's Prisoner of the Caucasus AKA Kidnapping, Caucasian Style from 1966.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by writer and filmmaker Nadia Bee. You can read her reviews and interviews at: https://kinefile.com/about/, https://www.scenesjournal.com/interviews/, and https://www.myfilmclub.co.uk/.

Expect SPOILERS from 15 minutes in until the end.

CONTENT WARNING: bride-kidnapping is central to the plot.

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style stars Alexander Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Vladimir Etush, Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Yuri Nikulin, Yevgeny Morgunov, and Georgy Vitsin.

If you'd like to get in touch and tell us what you thought of the film and/or the podcast episode, here are some ways you can do that:

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Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1962)

Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1962)

January 10, 2019

Happy New Year, folks! For this first episode of 2019, we're watching Andrei Tarkovsky's full-length debut Ivan's Childhood from 1962.

Joining Ally once again is podcaster & writer Spencer Seams, who longtime listeners will remember from last year's episode on Pavel Lungin's Tsar.

Spencer & his co-host Joel Torres just concluded their run through Akira Kurosawa's films (plus a ton of other amazing Japanese cinema), High & Low: a Kurosawa Podcast. Go and check it out! https://highandlowpod.podbean.com/

Ivan's Childhood stars Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Nikolai Grinko, Yevgeny Zharikov, and Irma Rausch.

If you'd like to get in touch and tell us what you thought of the film and/or the podcast episode, here are some ways you can do that:

Twitter: @RussophilesU

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