A Man from Boulevard des Capucines

A Man from Boulevard des Capucines

Jun. 23, 1987Soviet Union98 Min.PG-13
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Really funny, sweet, and moving take on the American western done by a soviet female director. Mr. First comes to a small town in the wild west to introduce the population to the art of cinematography. He brings a projector and an array of silent movies, including romance and comedy. Rowdy cowboys discover a different way of life and try to improve their own existence. Amazing cast, Tabakov is especially endearing as a saloon owner torn between greed and love for the movies. Surprisingly effective fight scenes could probably challenge those of the American counterparts. Karachentsov gives it his best with some of the best fight moves I’ve seen. Mironov is great, as usual, as an idealist out to change the world and bring enlightenment to the wild wild west. Highly recommended as a comedy, romance, western, and a meditation on the role of art and mass entertainment in our society.

A Man from Boulevard des Capucines
Original title Человек с бульвара Капуцинов
IMDb Rating 7.9 2,524 votes
TMDb Rating 7.6 24 votes



Andrey Mironov isJohnny First
Johnny First
Igor Kvasha ispastor Adams
pastor Adams
Lev Durov isCoffin maker
Coffin maker
Galina Polskikh isMrs. Thompson
Mrs. Thompson
Natalya Fateeva isChief's wife
Chief's wife
Spartak Mishulin isChief of comanches
Chief of comanches