The best Soviet comedies about the village

For lovers of good, funny comedies, we offer a selection about life in the village. Love passions, absurd moments, funny situations – all this in the village is stronger, sincere, more open, because the villagers are more open and sincere. From here, very funny Soviet comedies about the village are obtained, which the viewer is still reviewing with great pleasure.

The marriage of Balzaminov (1964)

The main character, Balzaminov, dreams of an extraordinary life of luxury. It is not clear why, but this resident of a very poor house is sincerely sure that nature created it precisely for living in splendor and prosperity. He sees how footmen flutter around him, dreaming of fulfilling his every wish. One misfortune – Balzaminov was not lucky to be born into a rich family, and now it turns out that he has only one way to wealth – marriage.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

When you really want something, it will definitely come true – Balzaminov marries a rich bride and, it would seem, happiness is already on the palm of your hand. But is it all turned out – the viewer will know about it. It remains to add that the whole galaxy of bright actors is involved in the film.

Cast:
Georgy Vitsin, Lyudmila Shagalova, Lidia Smirnova

Age limit:
6+

Soldier Ivan Brovkin (1955)

Another Soviet movie about the village, a comedy in which the main character, Ivan Brovkin, is constantly haunted by failure. Ivan is an ordinary village guy, a merry fellow, a joker and, in general, a good person, but he doesn’t have a relationship with work. And this would not bother him, but the father of his beloved girl does not want such a son-in-law at all.

Everything changes after Brovkin enters the army. It is there that a guy is taught to achieve high goals, strive for a dream and treat any business with full dedication.

Cast:
Leonid Kharitonov, Tatyana Peltzer, Sergey Blinnikov

Age limit:
6+

Such a Guy Lives (1964)

The film was created based on the stories of V. Shukshin. The comedy shows the life of the village in the 60s in full breadth. Already 20 years have passed since the war, the village has not just risen and “patched holes”, but began to live in a new way. A generation has grown up with new views, with their own opinions, with the demand not only for comfortable, but also for beautiful, stylish life.

The representative of this generation is the 27-year-old Pavel Kolokolnikov (the role is played by L. Kuravlev). At first glance, Pashka is not a deep, light, frivolous person. But in fact, a huge soul lives in this boy, thanks to which Pashka just as easily, without hesitation, risks his life, accomplishes a feat and does not expect even the slightest rewards.

Cast:
Leonid Kuravlyov, Lydia Chashchina, Rodion Nakhapetov

Age limit:
16+

Dowry Wedding (1953)

An old Soviet film about a village and a collective farm, a comedy that tells how young people used to live, their parents, what they were interested in, how much their life was filled with the interests of the collective farm.

Bright, quivering feelings, quarrels over absurdities, feelings, tender truces – all this makes the comedy alive and relevant in our time, and the film was released in 1953, more than 60 years ago.

Cast:
Vera Vasilyeva, Vladimir Ushakov, Vladimir Dorofeev

Age limit:
12+

Kuban Cossacks (1949)

Another old film about the village and love is a village comedy full of colors, music, bright costumes, beautiful faces. The film was released 4 years after the Victory over fascism. It was in such films that they tried to show how to live, how to build the future, how the Soviet village should live. Full dedication to work, work, joy and pride in their labor achievements, acceptance of the interests of the Motherland, as their personal merits or defeats.

And at the same time, the film does not crush with production tasks, reports, problems. Love experiences, light sadness, tender affection – this is what runs like a red thread through the entire film. Very colorful picture, easy to look at, leaves only the most positive emotions after viewing.

Cast:
Sergey Lukyanov, Marina Ladynina, Alexander Khvylya

Age limit:
0+

Girls (1961)

Beauty has always fascinated men. A tall, slender, beautiful girl does not go unnoticed either now, or 5 years ago, or 10, or even 50. And if the girl is ordinary? Not too tall, not defiantly beautiful, and not a stunning figure? The main thing is that she had a real “stunning” character. This is what the film “Girls” tells about.

The main character, Tosya Kislitsyna (played by Nadezhda Rumyantseva), works as a cook for lumberjacks who work in the North. Funny, absurd, with stupid pigtails, Tosya is least of all like a fatal heartbreaker. But it is to her that the local handsome man gives his heart (he is performed by Nikolai Rybnikov).

Starring:
Nadezhda Rumyantseva, Nikolai Rybnikov, Luciena Ovchinnikova

Age restrictions:
0+

Village Detective (1969)

The picture can be safely attributed to the films of the USSR of the 70s, to comedies about the village and love. The Village Detective itself was released in 1969, however, the sequel to the film Aniskin and Fantomas was released already in 1974. The performances of great artists (M. Zharov, L. Smirnova, etc.) showed the everyday life of an ordinary Soviet village – its interests, some difficulties in terms of shortages, etc.).

Yes, and in the Soviet countryside there were thefts, underhand sales and other outrageous things. With this, the already middle-aged, wise policeman Aniskin fought. The film also shows the relationship between men and women. They are not always perfect, but that’s what happens in life. That is why the film is interesting even now, 45 years later.

Cast:
Mikhail Zharov, Tatyana Peltzer, Roman Tkachuk

Age limit:
12+

Citizen Nikanorova is waiting for you (1978)

A wonderful film about love . And not even about love itself, but about readiness for it, about the expectation of a bright feeling. Who knows what he should be like, this beautiful knight on a white horse? Perhaps tall, handsome and proud. Or maybe, such as a modest visiting veterinarian, performed by B. Brondukov.

In any case, for Nikanorova, a lonely resident of the village, the prince appeared in just such a guise. And after all, you won’t take him with any kindness, with any affection. And he seems to be afraid of jokes. How to win this difficult heart of a veterinarian?

Cast:
Natalya Gundareva, Borislav Brondukov, Evgeny Kindinov

Age limit:
12+

Don’t go, girls, get married (1985)

And this is a more modern film about the village, the Soviet comedy of the 80s. The plot is not new – women want love, they are looking for a loving man, and there is always an acute shortage of men in our country. And this is in the cities, and what can we say about a small village! The successful chairman of the village (performed by V. Nevinny) is ready to turn himself inside out, but only not to let his beauties – residents of the village, go to the city for family happiness.

But it is very difficult to keep smart, beauties, singers and craftswomen in a village in which there are so few peasants. But there is a way out. So that women do not run after men to the city, it is necessary that men run after women to the countryside. But whether it works or not, the viewer will see for himself. It is impossible not to add that the film became a real constellation of excellent actors – in addition to Innocent, N. Ruslanova, T. Dogileva, E. Steblov, N. Vavilova, and even V. Leontiev played himself here.

Cast:
Vyacheslav Nevinny, Svetlana Ryabova, Tatyana Dogileva

Age limit
:
0+

Love and Doves (1984)

Probably, there is no person in Russia who has not seen the film “Love and Doves”. If such a person exists, he can only envy. Why envy? Because he will see this amazing comedy for the first time.

The situation, in principle, is quite banal – a holiday romance. But the attitude of each of the characters in the film is simply breathtaking. Love, the ability to forgive, a new look at your loved one, humor – all this will be presented by the film “Love and Doves”.

Cast:
Alexander Mikhailov, Nina Doroshina, Lyudmila Gurchenko

Age limit:
12+

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