Friday, 18 April 2008


Just a small note: Der Spiegel has a positive review of the Hamburg gangster film Chiko, with our favourite German-Turkish-Italian actor Denis Moschitto and German-Turkish actor Fahri Ogün Yardim. Tinet wrote more about them.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

More Cute Singing Russians

From the adventure film Bumbarash (Бумбараш, 1971). Aleksandr Khochinsky sings (as the character Levka Demchenko). I don't know much about the film, but it's set in the Civil War period and the main character Bumbarash is returning home from a POW camp in Austria after the First World War. It's based on the works of Arkady Gaidar. I get the feeling there's an Ukrainian thing going on here.