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THE DIAMOND ARM (Beloved Russian Comedy/USSR 1968, Eng subs) ~ Christmas-New Year 2022 w. Lada Ray!   #Holiday2022Party #RussianMusicFilmFest

2022 Christmas-New Year Party!

ALL DECEMBER ON FUTURISTRENDCAST blog!

Hosted by LadaRay ~ LadaRay.com and Lada Ray Patreon

#Holiday2022Party w. Lada Ray is part of the  RUSSIAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL!

WATCH WITH ME!

THE DIAMOND COMEDY OF THE USSR – A GOLDEN ERA FILM:

THE DIAMOND ARM

with my funny story about how the film was almost shelved and how Brezhnev saved it!

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My very serious preview to one of the cutest, oldie but goodie, comedies ever!

Yet again! Lots of unpleasant and plain evil things are happening in our world today, as the dark and low-calibrated humans and entities try to plunge the world into crisis, or worse, WWIII; and the threats emanating from the aggressive West towards Russia are again on the rise. You’d think humans by now would learn, but they never do.

This kind of heavy-duty stuff we discuss daily with my patrons on Lada Ray Patreon, where I write and speak about geopolitical threats, Earth Shift, where I make predictions and calibrate! My webinars and other PROGRAMS go even deeper into the serious topics of our world!

But this is our #Holiday2022Party and the #RussianMusicFilmFest! This is the fun zone!

It was a long time ago… It was a gentler and nicer time in the country that has been gone for 30 years, where everything was simpler and where we felt protected – at least in my childhood that’s what we thought and how we felt.

I AM TAKING SOME TIME OFF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO RE-IMMERSE MYSELF IN THAT NICER, GENTLER ATMOSPEHERE and if you like, YOU CAN JOIN ME, BY TAKING PART IN MY HOLIDAY 2022 PARTY AND WATCHING SOME NICE, POSITIVE RUSSIAN MOVIES AND LISTENING TO UPLIFITING SONGS!

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WATCH WITH ME!

A film of my childhood, one of the most beloved Russian/ Soviet comedies, created during the golden era of the Russian cinematography on the leading Russian studio Mosfilm. Eng subs and very high quality video.

Click on link (Mosfilm doesn’t allow page embedding, go to YT to watch):

The Diamond Arm (comedy, dir. Leonid Gaidai, 1968)

Rus: Бриллиантовая рука Brilliantovaya ruka

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PLOT

A modest Russian economist, Semyon Semyonovich Gorbunkov, goes on an international cruise, where he is mistaken for a smuggler and a cast is placed on his arm, in which are concealed a bunch of gold and diamonds he must smuggle back into the Soviet Union, under the pretense of a broken arm. While the smugglers who realize their mistake try to get the precious cargo off his arm without anyone noticing, the Russian police and Semyon Semyonovich lay a trap. The complication arises when Semyon’s wife thinks that he is a spy or worse, has an affair. The chase, the funny moments and cool songs – it’s a full package.

Starring famous Russian comedian Yury Nikulin as Semyon Semyonovich Gorbunkov, and as thieves Anatoly Papanov (Liolik) and Andrey Mironov, as fashionable but misshapen smuggler Guesha. The film is full of stars.

Funny moment – true story! The film was almost censored out of the big screen due to the fact that the central approval committee thought that Svetlana Sventlichnaya, who plays a sexy seductress in the film, looked ‘too Western.’ The film was shelved, but before New Year’s, Brezhnev asked for something new, easy and fun to watch. They played for him The Diamond Arm as something no one has seen yet. He loved it and demanded that it be shown to everyone. The film hit the theaters in 1968 and became one of the biggest Soviet hits ever.

In the film, there is some humorous criticism of the Soviet bureaucracy.

Cool songs that became hits:

The Island of Bad Luck (Ostrov Nevezenia) – watch at 8:27

The Song About the Hares (Pesnia o Zaitsah), aka, We Don’t Care (A Nam Vse Ravno) – my personal favorite @ 1:01:23 – the restaurant scene

Help Me (Pomogi Mne) – also in this film.

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