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Shirli-Myrli (Russian: Ширли-мырли, International title - What a Mess!) is a 1995 farce comedy film of late post-Perestroyka era directed by Vladimir Menshov based on a screenplay by Vitali Moskalenko and Andrei Samsonov. Produced by Vladimir Dostal and Aleksandr Litvinov. Music by Timur Kogan, sound by Olga Ilyina. Cinematography by Vadim Alisov. Special Effects by Vladimir Vasilyev.

Plot summary

While digging in the mine Unpromising in Yakutia an unprecedentedly large diamond is found. It is christened as the Savior of Russia. Officials proclaim that the sale of the diamond could pay for every Russian citizen to take a three-year-long vacation at the Canary Islands

When the diamond is being transported to Moscow (by Antonov An-124 Ruslan) it is stolen by the crime boss Kozulskiy (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan), who is then robbed by professional thief Vasiliy Krolikov (Valeri Garkalin).

For the remainder of the film, the plot revolves around Krolikov and his two other identical Multiple birth brothers. Krolikov is pursued by Kozulskiy's mafia and two Militsiya officers - Piskunov (Igor Ugolnikov) and an unnamed lieutenant (Sergey Batalov). At the end of the film Vasiliy discovers that there is a fourth brother, making all characters played by Garkalin quadruplets.


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