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Aventures d'Ivan Tchonkine (Les)

A Feature film by Jiri Menzel

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 09/11/1994


    The engine of a Russian fighter plane sputters, and the pilot lands in the middle of a tiny farming village. Chonkin, a Red Army private with little talent for soldiering is dispatched to stand guard until the engine is repaired. Chonkin, a farmboy himself, quickly endears himself to Nyura a beautiful young peasant girl. He pushes the small plane into her garden, where he can keep an eye on it, and settles into tending house and potato patch while Nyura makes her daily rounds as postmistress. In bed, the virile but uncommitted suitor boasts of his skills as a pilot, thinking his little lie never put to a test. Their idyll is interrupted when the German army invades Russia...

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    mk2 films

    Foreign production company :

    Portobello pictures

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Screenwriter :

    Zdeneck Sverak

    Sound recordists :

    Jiri Moudry, Jean-Claude Laureux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Production Designer :

    Milan Bycek

    Author of original work :

    Vladimir Voinovitch

    Director of Photography :

    Jaromir Sofr

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editors :

    Jiri Brozek, Élisabeth Guido

    Music Composer :

    Jiri Sust

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    Great Britain

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    Majority French (Great Britain)

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    1 h 48 min

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