Retro Nostalgia Radio Show

30.7.07

Posledniy Zhulik (Rīgas Kino Studija, 1966)

I like this film very much. It is one of the most outstanding Russian comedys. It has some mystery around it and beautiful music by Mikael Tariverdiev.

The film was released in 1966, and you can feel the spirit of the time here, in the picture and in the music.

The film is about a burgular Petya (actor Nikolay Gubenko), who after having been spended a lot of time in prison, finally is free (because the city of the future doesn't need prisons anymore :) In the city he met a pretty girl and fell in love with her.





The soundtrack was recorded by Eric Tyazhov ensemble together with vocal ensemble, which Eric originally formed for the VIO-66 jazz band.

Instrumental ensemble features, among others, Yuri Muhin on electric guitar, G. Melnikov on double bass, and D. Bekkerman on drums.

Music from this film was released on vinyl EP in 1967 (Melodia Records, D 18311-2). The lyrics for the final song were written by Russian poet Vladimir Vysotskij. The song was performed by Nikolay Gubenko himself.

Wish there were more such pictures!

Melodia Records D 18311-2 EP

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