My regular readers know my fondness for the term samogonshchiki (moonshiners) for bunglers. Well, here is where it came from, a Soviet short comedy of the 60s called (appropriately enough) Samogonshchiki (Moonshiners). It starred the great clown Yuri Nikulin as Balbes (Booby), supported by Yevgeni Morgunov as Bivaly (Crafty) and Georgi Vitsin as Trus (Coward). Since there is little dialogue in this film, everyone can enjoy the sight gags. I found a five-minute excerpt and present it here. Enjoy!
First, here are our heroes:
Balbes (Booby) (Yuri Nikulin)
Bivaly (Crafty) (Yevgeny Morgunov)
Trus (Coward) (Georgi Vitsin)
These nuts made some more films, and they are amongst the most popular flicks made in Russia. We all love them! Watch the excerpt and see why.