Madcap comedy set in early 20th century Kiev about a barber whose fondness for drink, gambling, and women lead to bankruptcy. He marries an ugly rich woman to solve his financial woes, but pines for a virtuous beauty who despises him.
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4.5 Based on beloved Ukrainian play, a speedy 71-minute farce following a bankrupt dandy barber's scheme to marry an ogre for her dough in old Kiev. The whole cast is a hoot. The subtitles are just good enough to give the impression that the banter is as sharp as the constant inventive sight gags. Great fun.