Koo! Kin-dza-dza (Ku! Kin-dza-dza)

Koo! Kin-dza-dza (Ku! Kin-dza-dza)
  • 2013
  • Russia
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya/Tatiana Ilyina
  • Written by: Georgiy Daneliya/Andrey Ysachev
  • Cast: Aleksandr Adabashyan, Georgiy Daneliya, Nikolay Gubenko

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Superb traditional animation merges The Wizard of Oz with Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

Two unlikely bedfellows, a classical cellist and an aspiring DJ, find themselves transported from Moscow to the alien world of Pluke, where they navigate a dystopian alien culture in a quest to return home. Georgian director Georgiy Daneliya revisits his 1986 live-action, cult sci-fi feature Kin-dza-dza, reimagining it in glorious drawn animation maintaining the charm and surrealism of the comedic original. Once a satire on the 1980s Soviet Union, it proves an interesting reinterpretation for the 21st century.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The best sci-fi films

10 Jun 2014

Featuring Coherence, Snowpiercer, The Anomaly, Koo! Kin-dza-dza and The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Officially, this screening is called ‘EIFF & Empire present the Greatest Movie of All Time’ – a not in any way grandiose title. Episode V of George Lucas’ series has earned this honour after coming top of the poll of Empire’s…

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