Thirty Three (film)

Thirty Three (Russian: Тридцать три, romanized: Tridtsat tri) is a 1965 Soviet comedy film directed by Georgiy Daneliya.

Thirty Three
Official film poster
Directed byGeorgiy Daneliya
Written byGeorgiy Daneliya
Valentin Yezhov
Viktor Konetsky
StarringYevgeny Leonov
Nonna Mordyukova
Lyubov Sokolova
Viktor Avdyushko
Saveliy Kramarov
Music byAndrei Petrov
CinematographySergei Vronsky
Release date
22 April 1965
Running time
77 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


Travkin, a kind and unassuming food chemist from a small Russian town, spends his time developing new carbonated soft drinks, and also sings in an amateur choir. But when a dentist discovers that Travkin has 33 teeth, he suddenly becomes a national celebrity. He is brought to Moscow as a medical phenomenon and studied by famous scientists; it is proclaimed that Travkin's 33rd tooth is unique, and may connect him to extraterrestrials from Mars. Travkin struggles with his celebrity status, is briefly confined to a psychiatric institution due to slander of a jealous man, and has to fend off gold digging women, sycophant men, and journalists. The only respite he finds is in his roommate at a hotel, who is a friendly, earnest industrial diver on a holiday. Finally, Travkin is selected for a space mission, to be sent to Mars via teleportation. After a heroic goodbye and a countdown, the entire celebrity plot turns out to be a dream. Travkin is immensely relieved and returns to his quiet and fulfilling life with renewed joy.


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