A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune.—John Vogel
clerk, priest, hustler, mother-in-law, aristocrat, servant, madcap, hilarious, village, moscow, siberia, theater, retirement home, mansion, russian revolution, hidden treasure, search, class struggle, race against time, quest, discovery, 1920s
It's not going for the laughs alone. It has something to say about honor among thieves, and by the end of the film we can sense a bond between the two main characters that is even, amazingly, human.
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