Кавкаская Пленница, или Новые Приключения Шурика (Kidnapping, Caucasian Style) is a 1966 Soviet comedy directed by Леонид Гайдай (Leonid Gaidai).
The film deals with the theme of bride kidnapping, an ancestral custom in the Caucasus. Its title is is a humoristic reference to Pushkin poem “the prisoner of the Caucasus”.
Shurik, a young anthropology student arrives to the Caucasus to write an essay on ancient local customs. He falls in love with a young girl who is spending her holidays to her uncle’s place, not knowing that the later has agreed to offer her hand to a rich man and has arranged her kidnapping. The uncle decides to use Shurik to realise his mischief by explaining to him that the girl agreed to the wedding and that the kidnapping is only a part of the local folklore.
As two of his preceding films, this one is featuring the trio of comics Трус,Балбес и Бывалый (the coward,the fool and the experienced), who have been paid to kidnap the girl.
Here are few of the numerous quotes from the film that are now part of the everyday speech in Russia: