20,000 Leagues Across the Land
20,000 Leagues Across the Land (French: Vingt mille lieues sur la terre or "Léon Garros Is Looking for His Friend", Russian: Леон Гаррос ищет друга) is a 1961 Soviet-French feature film by Marcello Pagliero.
|20,000 Leagues Across the Land|
|Directed by||Marcello Pagliero|
|Written by||Leonid Zorin, Sergey Mikhalkov, Semyon Klebanov, Michel Cournot|
|Music by||Nikita Bogoslovsky|
During the Second World War and Leon Garros and Boris Vaganov escape from a Nazi concentration camp. After 15 years as a journalist Leon with buddies visits the Soviet Union to make a report and accidentally finds Boris. But Boris is not in Moscow, and for the sake of meeting a friend Leon has to take a car halfway across the country... Traveling with the foreigners is translator Nikolai, who in turn is looking for Natasha, his brother's runaway bride.
- Léon Zitrone as Léon Garros, journalist
- Yuri Belov as Nikolay Savin, translator
- Tatiana Samoilova as Natasha, singer
- Jean Rochefort as Fernand
- Jean Gaven as Gregoire
- Valentin Zubkov as Alexey Savin, polar aviator and Natasha's groom
- Evgeny Burenkov as Boris Vaganov
- Lyudmila Marchenko as elevator woman in the hotel "Ukraine"
- Antonina Maksimova as chairman of the kolkhoz
- Vladimir Ivashov as Fyodor, a young worker in Bratsk
- Valentina Kutsenko as Olga
- Nina Nikitina as mother of Fyodor
- Margarita Zharova as maid
- Alexei Vanin as theatrically
- Tamara Yarenko as Claudia, hotel receptionist
- Zinovy Gerdt as voiceover