The Twelve Chairs

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The Twelve Chairs

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The Twelve Chairs

Release Date: December 17, 1962

Year    :   1962
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Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   ICAIC
Director    :   Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Producers    :   Margarita Alexandre
Writers    :   Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Ilya Ilf, Ugo Ulive, Yevgeni Petrov
RunTime    :   94 mins.

When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures in the 12 chairs of a dining-room set. After her death her nephew finds out what she had done and, since the chairs had been "nationalized" and are now in the possession of a dozen different people, he sets out to track them down and get the treasures he believes rightfully belong to him.




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