Classics, Special Screenings
Unassuming insurance agent Yuri Detochkin leads a double life as a daring car thief in this iconic caper. Frustrated with the corruption and lassitude of the Soviet elite, Detochkin plays at Robin Hood, stealing automobiles from speculators and donating the proceeds from their sales to orphanages. Matters get out of hand for Detochkin when a friend from his amateur theatre club production of Hamlet is assigned as a detective to the case… One of the most popular films in Soviet history and a career highpoint for beloved director Eldar Ryazanov, Beware of the Car blends sharp satire with affectionate nods to cinema history, from film noir to the silent comedies of Lloyd and Keaton.
Tue 18 Jan 6pm
In partnership with Kino Klassika
Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière