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The Case of the Three Million

Protsess o tryokh millionakh

Directed by Yakov Protazanov
Soviet Union, 1926


Comedy about a shady banker who sells his house for three million rubles. However it’s the weekend, so he can’t deposit it. His wife sends a note to her lover telling him that the money’s in the house, but the note is intercepted by thieves.

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The Case of the Three Million Directed by Yakov Protazanov

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  • inquisita's rating of the film The Case of the Three Million

    What’s ever refreshing about early films is firsthand & caustic observation. Before cinema hoarded sufficient bounty to elope into meta rhetorics, it kept in mind man was a metazoan (animal) who could study surroundings to find all spicy film ingredients. Protazanov parallels creatural phyla to render fabular amusement: the cat party (anthologically hilarious), the goose-pitched gossip + 3 trophic levels of thievery.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Case of the Three Million

    Avec le toujours sémillant Igor Ilinski, un des plus étonnants acteurs soviétiques de l'époque, qui se termine curieusement en queue de poisson, devant l'entrée principale d'une gare, où le désormais riche Tapioca se fait voler par un quidam son portefeuille, avec en intertitre un déconcertant énoncé moral, bien peu révolutionnaire, défendant "le principe sacré de la propriété privée" (!)...

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