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Fakir Hour

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Fakir Hour
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Movie poster
Directed byDiamara Nizhnikovskaya
Produced byIvan Leonenko
Written byDiamara Nizhnikovskaya
StarringLidiya Smirnova
Alexander Belyavsky
Mikhail Pugovkin
Nadezhda Rumyantseva
Music byNikita Bogoslovsky
CinematographyNina Filinkovskaya
Igor Remishevsky
Release date
April 8, 1972 (1972-04-08)
Running time
64 min
Country Soviet Union

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Fakir Hour on Amazon.Fakir Hour (Russian: Факир на час, romanized: Fakir na chas) is a 1972 Soviet musical comedy directed and written by Diamara Nizhnikovskaya and based on the play of Vladimir Dykhovichny and Maurice Slobodskoy.[1]


Action merry musical comedy takes place in some provincial town. The catastrophic shortage of beds related to the fact that the city is only one hotel, collect an incredible turn of visitors. The hotel is expected arrival of an important guest - doctor-hypnotist for which booked a private room. As a result, there is speculation of the hotel staff and confusion usually arriving correspondent awaiting space in a shared queue, accept for the upcoming important guest.


  • Lidiya Smirnova as Olympiada Alexandrovna, head of hotel
  • Alexander Belyavsky as Sergey, correspondent [2]
  • Mikhail Pugovkin as Timofey Gavrilovich Mironov, head of the Public Utilities
  • Nadezhda Rumyantseva as Tatiana Mironova, Timofey Gavrilovich's niece
  • Valentina Ananina as Vasilevna, maid
  • Mikhail Vodyanoy as Akim, stuttering lifter
  • Leonid Kharitonov as Trofim, doorman and electrician, Vasilevna's husband

Film crew[edit]

  • Director: Diamara Nizhnikovskaya
  • Scriptwriters: Diamara Nizhnikovskaya (based on the play of Vladimir Dykhovichny and Maurice Slobodsky).
  • Cinematographers: Nina Filinkovskaya and Igor Remishevsky
  • Set Designer: Vladimir Chernyshev
  • Composer: Nikita Bogoslovsky
  • Sound technician: Semyon Shuhman
  • State Symphony Cinema Orchestra, conductor: Alexander Petukhov
  • Producer: Ivan Leonenko


  1. "Кино СССР". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  2. "Ruskino". Archived from the original on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-06.

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