Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

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:,, and

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.

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