Davis Center: "The Diamond Arm" film screening


Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00pm


CGIS South, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium) 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Diamond Arm (Russian: Бриллиантовая рука) is a 1969 Soviet comedy directed by Leonid Gaidai and starring several famous Soviet actors, including Yuri Nikulin, Andrei Mironov, Anatoli Papanov, Nonna Mordyukova and Svetlana Svetlichnaya. The Diamond Arm has become a Russian cult film and is considered by many Russian contemporaries to be one of the finest comedies of its time. It was also one of the all-time leaders at the Soviet box office with over 76,700,000 theatre admissions in the Soviet era. The plot of the film was based on a real-life news item about Swiss smugglers who tried to transport jewels in an orthopedic cast.

This is the second film in our three part screening of Leonid Gaidai's works.

Free admission

Film in Russian with English subtitles

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.