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Ryaba my Chicken

A Feature film by Andrei Konchalovsky

Produced by Parimedia

Release in France : 08/02/1995

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Foreign production company :

Russkaya rouletka

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

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Assia lives in a small village with only her hen Ryaba as her sole companion. She makes her living from selling eggs and distilling liquor. One day, Assia finds a golden egg. She thinks a miracle has occurred... She offers to buy out a rich "capitalist" landowner. But the villagers, mern of her find and also make plans on how to use this "public property". In fact, the egg, stolen from the Ermitage Museum, is a fake. Fire and fights are defeated by the villagers joy of life...


"Biography of the hen
The hen always knew her lines, much more often than the actors. She had a squabble with the actress : one day, she thought Inna Tchourikova's eye was a bit of grain... Hens sleep as soon as night falls, but our hen had to wait for long endless hours. She was kept in a warm place while the other hens on the farm gradually got used to winter. But our hen had become a star, she didn't want to leave her "caravan" anymore. We had to gather all the other hens together, her doubles, so that she would come out into the farmyard a little. In the screenplay, there was a love scene between Tchirkounov's rooster and our hen Riaba. We spent txo days trying to talk the rooster into it but winter's not the best season for it. So we strapped the rooster to the hen and he fell asleep on top of her. That's why there's so little eroticism in the film..."
(Andreï Konchalovsky)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Jacky Ouaknine

Screenwriters :

Andrei Konchalovsky, Victor Merejko

Sound Recordist :

Alexandre Pogossian

Editor :

Hélène Gagarine

Costume designer :

Natalia Firsova

Line Producer :

Chris Bolzli

Director of Photography :

Evgueni Gouslinki

Press Attachés (film) :

Régine Vial, Gilles Lagasse

Production Designers :

Léonid Platov, Andreï Platov

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Feature film

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Social comedy

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France, Russia

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Majority French (France, Russia)

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Runtime :

1 h 57 min

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Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)


Official Competition