The Barber of Siberia (1998)

  |  Comedy, Drama, History

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At the turn of the century, a young Russian cadet falls in love with an American beauty, endangering his career and even their lives.


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8 January 2007 | messerschmitt-1
| Do you know why the film has not been released in the USA?
Do you know why "The Barber of Siberia" has not been released in the USA? After watching the film, the committee, which approves the foreign films for being released at the American movie theatres, said: "It's impossible for an American sergeant not to know who was Mozart! The film reveals the American officers as morons, so it is not suitable the film to be shown at the theatres". That's the explanation, which Nikita Mikhalkov gave by himself for the lack of releasing of "The Barber of Siberia" in the USA during his guesting of a popular Bulgarian talk-show. That reminds me of a line from the RAMMSTEIN's famous song called "Amerika": "Die Freiheit spielt auf allen Geigen..." In English:"The Freedom is playing at all violins..." (the song aims to show the "freedom" and the "non-censorship" in the USA) By the way the broadcasting of that song at any American television is forbidden.

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Release Date:

20 February 1999


Russian, English, French, German

Country of Origin

Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic

Filming Locations

Aldeia do Meco, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Portugal

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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