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Twelve Chairs (1977)
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Twelve Chairs (1977)
Original name: 12 стульев
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 305 min.
TV show
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist Ostap Bender start a long search for the diamonds.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, cynical
Plot: hidden treasure, treasure hunt, follow your dream, reluctant partners, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, wealth, unlikely partners, it was all a dream, partners in crime, treasure hunter, furniture, following a dream, con artists, jewelry, surrealism, jewel
Time: 1920s
Place: soviet union, russia

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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
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Plot: treasure, con artists, partners, cons and scams, crimes, treasure hunt, soviet, jewelry, escapades, adventure, rivalry, improv ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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Hooten & The Lady (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Hugely charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner in crime, Lady Alexandra travel the world, from the Vatican to The Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their quest to save the world's lost treasures.
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, semi serious, funny
Audience: chick flick, family outing, boys' night
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Moonfleet (2013)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Story: An adaptation of J Meade Falkner’s 1898 swashbuckling novel. A young man craving adventure joins a gang of smugglers in search of Blackbeard's diamond
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Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, dishonesty, goofy hero, partners, escapades, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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Imposters (2017)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Style: light, entertaining, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: newspaper, friendship, love, youth, society, rivalry, happy ending, newspaper editor, blog, american
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, undercover agent, farce, soviet, crimes, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, gem, espionage, police station, seduction ...
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Soviet Union
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