Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia.

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In 1973, a group of restorers repainted facade of the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. It was not confined to the 270th anniversary of the city and the arrival of the delegation from the peninsula. Man, who arrived at the invitation of the delegation, called Eldar Ryazanov. He was going to shoot "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia».

The film "The Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia" was released on April 8, 1974, and took fourth place in the annual box office. It is no exaggeration to say that most of the audience was Mironov. It is no accident that on October 16 the same year he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR.
Above the belt for only one year of fun and fifty million viewers. However, Ryazanov then it was not a laughing matter. Application for the scenario of Soviet-Italian comedy Ryazanov and Braginsky wrote back in the seventieth year. It was called "Spaghetti in Russian." In Kinokomitet application dislikes said that the Italians some non-positive, roguish and they have to be redone. Co-authors, who all his life forced to "remodel" domestic heroes responded indignant refusal.
To quote the authors of the application: "The plot is based on the misadventures of a group of Italian adventurers trying to master the jewels buried in the Yaroslavl even during the revolution. Featured Writer situation, you can deploy a fun and exciting action comedy. A significant place in the future image of the film devoted to the Soviet policeman Serebriakova that positively interpreted by the authors ».
Meanwhile, the real Italians - the company "Dino De Laurentiis" fully confirmed the myth of his roguish nation owed "Mosfilm" serious amount after the filming of "Waterloo" by Sergei Bondarchuk. Return the money could only having started a new co-production. So bid Ryazanov and Bragin was "safely" reanimated.

 - All that you have written nonsense, - said our Creator Dino De Laurentiis. - I need a movie-chase consisting of tricks. The only thing that can save - this story with a live lion.

Accidents colleagues began to invent tricks: aircraft landing on the highway, while the jump of the bridge and risky scene with a lion. Approved by the Italian co-producer suffered story again, and he ordered sure to insert a picture in any episode in GUM: such huge stores in Europe is not, and it will make an impression on the audience. And he commanded to compose a scene where the characters are thrown into each other cake - it is a proven technique for the viewer, this is ridiculous. Pieces were inserted, the script, in the end, approved on both sides, "Spaghetti in Russian" were "Italians in Russia." Ryazanov read the script, horrified abundance of tricks and darkly uttered: "I feel sorry for the director, who will shoot it».

Eventually became the director himself Ryazanov. There was a time when he said: "I'm such nonsense will not shoot!". However, the leaders of the State Cinema pressured Ryazanov, and he agreed. The preparatory period for the filming in Russia lasted thirty-one days - by Soviet standards it was too little, we have almost every trick prepared for several months. Filming began on May 14, 1973 in Moscow. Within two months, was shot nine-tenths of the entire film. The director admitted that he never took off the pace. Shooting team worked on two shifts every day, including Saturday. Italian actors did not survive the shooting rhythm and complained to his patron. Ryazanov knew that in the West there is a perception that the Russian actors are extremely slow. And it proves the opposite picture - folded foreigners.

Actors chosen producers that Ryazanov was, to say the least, unusual. Italians to save on everything, and the actors were no exception. Ryazanov had wanted to work with Vittorio Gassmanom, but as de Laurentiis in the success of the picture initially did not believe the stars no one even bothered picking someone cheaper. Once approved Ryazanov photo next candidate, and then received a message that the actor can not be removed - in prison for tax evasion. Costumes for the film, sent by the Italians, were such rags that outraged Ryazanov ordered to send a telegram to Rome, where it was reported that "Mosfilm" not shop starёvschika. As it turned out, it was not sent to not complicate relations with partners.

ano Cimarosa (real name Gaetano Cisco) was born January 1, 1922, in Italy, in the city of Messina, which is north-east of Sicily. Mother - Carmela Spadaro. Father - Michele Cisco Cimarosa.

In the movie, Tano Cimarosa began acting in 1963. During his long career, he has starred in a variety of genres: action movies, comedies, westerns, etc. Among the roles - Humberto in the film «Smania addosso», Assistant Garcia («Due para»), a gangster («Due mafiosi contro Al Capone»), General Valiente («Morte sull'alta collina»), agent Kariddi («Commissario Pepe» ), the doctor mutual benefit societies («Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata»), Grandpa Bordonaro («Uomo delle stelle»). Yet among his characters, primarily dominated by various gangsters. He was so authentic in these images, that he thanked even real mafia.

Soviet audiences Tano Cimarosa known in the film Eldar Ryazanov, "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia", where he played brilliantly again the Italian mafia Rosario Agro.

Unlike their movie heroes, Tano Cimarosa lived very modestly. From his childhood helping his father, actor-puppeteer, give performances in provincial theaters. Later he was making dolls, collecting them. Among them, alone, Tano Cimarosa and died at the end of spring 2008.

Soviet audiences discovered Ninetto Davoli in 1974 after the release of the wonderful eccentric comedy Eldar Ryazanov, "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia", where the actor played a great temperamental and restless Treasure Hunt-Italian Giuseppe. A voiced the role Mikhail Kononov. Together with Ninetto Davoli in this picture starring Italian actor Antonio Santilli, Alighiero Noschese and Tano Cimarosa, as well as stars of the Soviet cinema Andrei Mironov and Evgeny Evstigneev.

It is worth noting that this picture came into being by chance. After shooting a joint Soviet-Italian film "Waterloo" for the Italian firm was a big money debt, they give no hurry. A compromise was found in the new joint work. Italians this time offered to shoot a fun, eccentric comedy. Setting of the picture "Mosfilm" has decided to entrust the Eldar Ryazanov. He initially did not want to take on this project, because I have never worked in the genre of eccentric, but in the end it still managed to sell on.

The picture was released in 1974 and won at the box office honorary 3rd place. "Incredible Adventures of ..." 49 million people watched! Even today, many years later, the film enjoyed by spectators good success.

In the early '80s Ninetto Davoli has continued to act in films. Among his works - roles in the films of Italian directors Elio Petri «Il cappotto di Astrakan» Vittorio Gassman and "Count Tuck" (1982), Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó "Heart of a tyrant, or Boccaccio in Hungary" and others. But from the mid-80s actor rarer appears on the screen ...

In recent years Ninetto Davoli works on television.

Alighiero Noschese was born in the Italian city of Naples. Its way into the art of actor started in radio as a simulator and parodist. Alighiero then without much success dabbled in the field of journalism, after which he returned to the profession parodist.

In the early 60's Alighiero Noschese begins to act in films. Among his first works - the role of Mustafa Abdul Bey Lucio Fulci in the comedy «Due della legione straniera».

Later actor increasingly appears as a guest in various TV shows, occasionally appeared in films, plays a major role in the performances («Scanzonatissimo» and «Voice of patrons"). But the real breakthrough for Alighiero Noschese occurred in 1969, when the Saturday show Doppia Coppia he became a successful parody of political characters.

0 years - flowering of creativity Alighiero Noschese. He continues to act as a parodist, perfectly reproducing not only the voices of famous characters, but their demeanor. In 1970 and 1971 he, along with Corrado and legendary singer Raffaella Carr takes part in the Eurovision Song "Kantsonissimo» (Canzonissima).
warriors comedic data Alighiero Noschese successfully implementing and film. He acted in comedies Bruno Corbucci «Io non scappo ... fuggo», «Boccaccio», «Furto e l'anima del commercio !?» and «Prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero», Franco Prosperi «Altra faccia del padrino», Mario Camerini «Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente» and other directors.

Soviet audiences had the opportunity to get acquainted with this brilliant comedy actor thanks to the comedy Eldar Ryazanov, "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia". In this film, played the role of Noskezi Antonio - one of the Italians traveling to the Soviet Union on a treasure hunt.

December 3, 1979 47-year-old Alighiero Noschese while in Rome clinic, committed suicide.

Popular Italian actress 70s. Filmed in the movies Giuliano Byadzhetti and Pier Giorgio Ferretti "Dekamerotikus" Robert Nathan «Mio corpo con rabbia» (Sylvia), Bruno Corbucci "Boccaccio" Nello Rosati "The best part of Paolina" (Paolina "and others. Widely known for his role actress Rina Daniello detective in director Fernando Di Leo "Boss" - the film, which tells about the struggle with the Italian mafia.

However, first of all, Anthony Santilli was known in Italy as a fashion model.
Soviet audiences learned Antonia Santilli for his role as the charming Italian Olga, who came to the USSR in search of diamonds in the eccentric comedy Eldar Ryazanov, "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia". Ryazanov succumbed to her beauty and at your own risk included in the film actress nude scene in the shower. Fortunately, the censors considered it possible to leave the scene.

The film "The Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia" was the last in the career of the actress. After that, she got married and left the cinema.

King was born in Baku about the zoo in 1967. Lion was a frail and sickly, waived his mother (according to other sources, the lioness died in childbirth), so it was decided to euthanize him. Cub saw a woman with two children, who decided to save him. So he ended up in the family Berberova, which consisted of 4 people: architect Lev Berbers, his wife Nina and two children - Roman and Eve. Lion for walking on the roof of a neighboring house (apartment balcony Berberova just above it hung a few) has been arranged aviary. Of the animals in the family, in addition to the King, were also cougar Lala, two parrots and a dog Chap.

Leo was quite calm and not aggressive. The fact that in ordinary apartment home living lion King did fairly well-known. While in the country just started the fashion for the domestication of wild animals, and the King was the most obvious example. This popularity even more consolidated films such as "The Lion and the girl", "girl, a boy and a lion", "Let him stay with us," and especially "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia", which put the King on one stage with many famous animals -aktёrami. Also family Berberova often invited to travel abroad.
July 25, 1973 was a lion in a private school on the street Mosphilmovskaya, which temporarily placed Berberova the period of filming the movie "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia". At this time, a number of student passed Valentin Markov, who has been with a girl and a dog. The dog ran into the territory of the school and the student, jumped over the fence and ran after her. Suddenly, from behind the bushes came a lion, and, knocking Man, began to roll it along the ground, and then grabbed his head in a fall. The girl screamed with fright, making passers-ran. Among them was a policeman Gurov, who saw a guy hanging over the lion grabbed a service weapon and fired at the beast the whole store. One of the bullets hit straight to the heart, causing left-actor died on the spot. Student received the shock of the first degree and lost a lot of blood. Ambulance driver who drove mutilated lion man fell ill for two weeks with a severe mental disorder


Andrei Mironov very rarely used the services of doubles and stuntmen, and insisted to perform all the stunts himself. For example, in the episode, when his hero climbed to a 11-meter ladder, which was on the move at the speed of 60 km per hour fire truck. The actor got out of the cab, climbed the stairs, crept on all fours to the end, riding on the roof slid under the stairs "Lada" and climbed into the passenger compartment. Even for seasoned stuntman this is a difficult trick. Mironov descended from the sixth floor window of the hotel "Astoria" holding hands on the carpet, hung over the Neva, gripping the edge of the bridge at a height of twenty-story house, and beneath them the ship sailed. In one scene, King Lion stood on his hind legs and scratched the back of an Italian actor. A Mironov played three doubles with the beast.

The aspiring actress Maria Mironova was born during the filming of "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia". Andrei Mironov was at that time in Leningrad. According to the memoirs of Eldar Ryazanov, when Mironov told about the birth of his daughter, he had dinner at the restaurant "Sadko" hotel "European". Happiness young father then almost ate dummy plastered leg Eugene Evstigneeva.

For filming Riasanovsky Adventures of Italians in Russia was purchased five pieces "Muscovites" and "Lada". For a sample of Soviet cinema in 1973 it was a very big number. However, the Italians bought the car, they also put tricks. But here's the scene with a lion obtained better with Russian actors.

After the death of King Sergey Samples and Yuri Yakovlev presented Berberova second lion, which is also called the King. It was he who a few years later became the cause of the tragedy - killed the son of their owners and injured mistress. After "Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia" Eldar Ryazanov sworn never to shoot animals.

I all went to watch the legendary movie Ryazanov !!!

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