What a Mess!

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What a Mess!
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Directed by Vladimir Menshov
Produced by Vladimir Dostal
Alexander Litvinov
Written by Vladimir Menshov
Vitaliy Moskalenko
Andrei Samsonov
Starring Valery Garkalin
Vera Alentova
Inna Churikova
Igor Ugolnikov
Music by Timur Kogan
Cinematography Vadim Alisov
Production
company
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
136 minutes
Country Russia
Language Russian

What a Mess! (Russian: Ширли-мырли, translit. Shirli-Myrli) is a 1995 farce comedy film of late post-Perestroyka era directed by Vladimir Menshov.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

While digging in the mine Unpromising in Yakutia an unprecedentedly large diamond was found. It is christened as the Savior of Russia. Officials proclaim that the sale of the diamond could pay for every Russian citizen to take a three-year-long vacation at the Canary Islands.

When the diamond is being transported to Moscow (by Antonov An-124 Ruslan)[1] it is stolen by the crime boss Kozulskiy (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan), who is then robbed by professional thief Vasiliy Krolikov (Valeri Garkalin).

For the remainder of the film, the plot revolves around Krolikov and his two other identical Multiple birth brothers. Krolikov is pursued by Kozulskiy's mafia and two Militsiya officers - Jean-Paul Piskunov (Igor Ugolnikov) and an unnamed lieutenant (Sergey Batalov). At the end of the film Vasiliy discovers that there is a fourth brother, making all characters played by Garkalin at least quadruplets.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f ""Ширли-мырли"". Энциклопедия отечественного кино.

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