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Chyortovy kukly, Movie, 1993 IMDB

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slon95 RU

2017-07-17 17:18

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slon95 RU

2017-07-17 17:46

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Another crazy movie from the early 90s. Produced by Belarusfilm. Filmed in Kaliningrad and Crimea.

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slon95 RU

2017-07-17 19:25

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2017-07-17 21:56

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slon95 wrote Another crazy movie from the early 90s. Produced by Belarusfilm. Filmed in Kaliningrad.

This 1992 film appears to have two of the same cars (the Ford Granada and the Mazda 323) and maybe some of the same locations:
/movie_179548-Zvezda-sherifa.html

ingo DE

2017-07-17 21:59

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slon95 wrote Another crazy movie from the early 90s. Produced by Belarusfilm. Filmed in Kaliningrad.

No. None of the scenes are from Oblast Kaliningrad. Nothing fits, neither the landscape, nor the geology, nor the vegetation.

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2017-07-17 22:04

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@ingo: That other film I mentioned was apparently filmed in Crimea, so I suspect this was too.
/vehicle_799171-Nissan-Skyline-R30-1983.html

ingo DE

2017-07-17 22:08

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I'm even not sure, if filmed in the 90ies. All cars are much older and are in the typical "Western-cars-in-COMECON"-style.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2017-07-17 22:11

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There's a 1990 (or later) Mazda 323: /vehicle_1052291-Mazda-323-BG-1990.html

Lateef NO

2017-07-17 22:15

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ingo wrote I'm even not sure, if filmed in the 90ies. All cars are much older and are in the typical "Western-cars-in-COMECON"-style.

This usually means nothing - due to the stock market crash of 1987 and the following recessions, new cars are less common in productions of the early 90s.

ingo DE

2017-07-17 22:19

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Not really. After 1990 the import of used Western cars to the former COMECON-countries increased, exven exploded, so these helpless clunkers as the Commodore Coupé disappeared very soon from the streets there.

And: the 1987-crash had no real profound effects neverwhere, especially not in the COMECON.

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Lateef NO

2017-07-17 22:26

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You're talking about used cars, those from the 80s - I'm talking about new cars of the early 90s. The sales of new cars hit an all-time low in Norway in the 90s, 84.895 cars were sold in 1990 - which is really low compared to 1985, when 201.609 cars were sold. Maybe it was different in the COMECON, but I seriously doubt that.

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ingo DE

2017-07-17 22:32

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How shall the 1987-stock exchange crash in the capitalist world have had effects on the central planned economy of the COMECON? :??:
It even had no effects on many Western capitalist countries. For example Western Germany. The late 80ies were excellent years for the economy here, with a strong export and a high buying power of the D-Mark. The main reason, why we could handle the unification with the DDR from 1990 onwards in such an mostly successful way.

P.S. The economic disaster of the COMECON started in the late 70ies and increased in the early 80ies. A main reason was the USSR, which demanded from their COMECON-vassals the payment for oil and gas in Western currencies as US-$ and D-Mark and didn't accepted swap-deals any more. This broke the neck of the COMECON-economy.

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slon95 RU

2017-07-17 22:34

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"Mountain" scenes were shot clearly somewhere in the Crimea.
City scenes - 100% Kalinigrad.

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On another note, this is another typical B-movie of that time, so they definitely did not bother with the choice of cars.

Jale PL

2017-07-17 22:35

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Crimea - Laspi Pass. Visible here: /vehicle_1052283-Toyota-Hiace-H50-1986.html

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slon95 RU

2017-07-17 23:19

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Coming back to cars... Well, Kaliningrad and the Baltic countries have always had much more access to foreign cars than the rest of the USSR. (Nevertheless, the films shot in Kaliningrad are extremely rare.)
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In general, about the cars in these films:
Spoiler - click here to see it
In the movies of the first half of the 1990s, there was a crisis, there was not enough money for filming; rich people did not give their cars, and they did not aspire to finance movies. So filmmakers seemed to be taking the either cars, sometimes rusty clunkers, without thinking about their comparison with the plot line. How many heroes, major or minor, rides in the post-USSR movies of those years on Mercedes W124, Mercedes W140, BMW E34 or various "jeeps"?
That's why the hero of L. Yarmolnik in "Eagle and Tail" (/movie.php?id=114054), a businessman with an apartment with European-quality repair and "gold" plumbing, himself rides on the already old "Mercedes W126" on Soviet plates.
Even in "Crusader" (/movie_113575-Krestonosets.html), where the A. Inshakov took off his entire garage - tuned Mercedes C126, SUV "Lamborghini LM002" and motorcycle Honda - highly prioritys for businessmen and gangsters SUVs did not appears. And bandits ride on... "Volkswagen Passat B2", "Passat B3" and "Dacia 1310".


So it's not worth much judging by the films about real cars on the streets in those years.

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ingo DE

2017-07-17 23:35

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slon95 wrote Coming back to cars... Well, Kaliningrad and the Baltic countries have always had much more access to foreign cars than the rest of the USSR. (Nevertheless, the films shot in Kaliningrad are extremely rare.)
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My Estonian K 70-friend has wrecked some years ago a white 1972 K 70, bought in 1975 as a private car(!) in Kiel by a captain of the Soviet merchant marine. It runs in Tallinn with plates from the Estonian SSR until the 90ies.

Not only films from Kaliningrad are rare, also other photos and films. Until 1991 or 1992 the Oblast Kaliningrad was restricted for foreigners and even Soviet citizens (as my Estonian fried has told me). In early 1994 my mother and my grandmother participated to one of the first Western visitor groups, who got the allowance to visit that area.

There is one very excellent illustrated book with photos, made in the late 80ies, from the Oblast Kaliningrad. It's in German language, but printed and available in Estonia.

Alexander_097 RU

2017-07-18 03:56

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Indeed, filmed in (ex-)Königsberg :) Good find.

ingo wrote Not only films from Kaliningrad are rare, also other photos and films.

Movies are rare, yes, but photos... You can find many photos of Soviet Kaliningrad.

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