Director: Grigori Aleksandrov
Writer: Nikolay Erdman, Vladimir Nilsen, Mikhail Volpin (additional poetry)
Actors: Igor Ilyinsky, Vladimir Volodin, Pavel Olenev, Sergei Antimonov
Volga-Volga (Russian: ?????-?????) is a Soviet film comedy directed by Grigori Aleksandrov, released on April 24, 1938. It centres on a group of amateur performers on their way to Moscow to perform in a talent contest called the Moscow Musical Olympiad. Most of the action takes place on a steamboat travelling on the Volga River. The lead roles were played by Alexandrov’s wife, Lyubov Orlova, and Igor Ilyinsky.
The feature was said to be Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin’s favourite film. Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs says that in the pre-war period Stalin laughed at him since he resembled a character from the film.
In 2006, a colorization of the original black-and-white film began. The colorized version premiered on the Russian First Channel on February 14, 2010.
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 576 | AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 99 min | 1.86 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (.srt)
Genre: Comedy, Musical | USSR