Kyu: A Semantic Analysis of Kin-Dza-Dza!

  title={Kyu: A Semantic Analysis of Kin-Dza-Dza!},
  author={Michael Thomas Smith},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  pages={765 - 774}
  • M. Smith
  • Published 25 July 2017
  • Art
  • Quarterly Review of Film and Video
In 1986, Kin-dza-dza! (Russian: K4>-*2a-*2a!)—a Soviet, dystopian comedy directed by Georgi Danevila—was released by Mosfilm. It was soon to be a cult classic. Despite no English-language release until 2005, fansubs (meaning fan-subtitled) and peer-topeer sharing even found amodest following for it in theWest. With a story by Georgi Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze, the two-part plot focuses on two Soviet strangers—“Uncle Vova,” a sardonic construction foreman from Moscow (Stanislav Lyubshin), and… Expand


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