The twelve chairs

The twelve chairs


Original title: Las doce sillas
Production: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Country: Cuba
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Script: Ugo Ulive; Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Photography: Ramón F. Suárez
Music: Juan Blanco
Cast: Enrique Santisteban; Reynaldo Miravalles; René Sánchez; Pilín Vallejo; Idalberto Delgado; Ana Viña
Year: 1962
Duration: 94
Genre: Comedy
Color: BW
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

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.

Based on the novel "Dvenadtsat stulyev" by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov.

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