The Very Same Munchhausen

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Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen
Distributed by Mosfilm
Directed by Mark Zakharov
Written by Grigoriy Gorin
Starring Oleg Yankovskiy
Inna Churikova
Yelena Koreneva
Igor Kvasha
Aleksandr Abdulov
Leonid Yarmolnik
Leonid Bronevoy
Cinematography Vladimir Nakhabtsev
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian
Release date 1979

The Very Same Münchhausen (Russian: Тот самый Мюнхгаузен, Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen, alt. translation - That Very Münchhausen) is a 1979 Soviet television movie directed by Mark Zakharov, based on a script by Grigoriy Gorin. The film relays the story of the baron's life after the adventures portrayed in the book, particularly his struggle to prove himself sane. Baron Münchhausen is portrayed as multi-dimensional, colourful, non-conformist man living in a grey, plain, dull and conformist society that ultimately tries to destroy him. The film, created during late years of the Leonid Brezhnev rule, has been widely regarded as a tongue-in-cheek satire of the Soviet Stagnation Era society.

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The film became a fount of quotes for Russian people.

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