The Diamond Arm (Russian: Бриллиантовая рука Brilliantovaya ruka) is a 1969 Soviet comedy film filmed by Mosfilm and first released in 1969. The film was directed by director Leonid Gaidai and starred 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. Wikipedia
The Diamond Arm is a member of the following lists: Soviet films, Criminal comedy films, Russian-language films, Mosfilm films, 1960s comedy films, 1968 films, Russian films, Slapstick films, Russian comedy films and Films directed by Leonid Gaidai.
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