The Very Same Munchhausen

1979 television film directed by Mark Zakharov

The Very Same Münchhausen (Russian: Тот самый Мюнхгаузен, Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen, alt. translation - That Very Münchhausen) is a 1979 Soviet television movie.

Directed by Mark Zakharov. Written by Grigoriy Gorin.

Baron MünchhausenEdit

  • I am not afraid to look ridiculous. Not everyone can afford it.
  • Once upon a time, Socrates told me: "You should marry. If you're lucky to get a good wife - you'll become a happy man. If you get a bad wife - you'll become a philosopher." Can't decide which is better...
  • I wish you would understand at last, that Münchhausen is famous not because he flew to the moon or because he didn't, but because he never lies!
  • A serious face is not yet an indication of intellect. All the stupid things in the world are done with exactly that expression. Smile, gentlemen, smile!


Hunter: Do you claim, a man can pull himself by hair?
Baron Münchhausen: Absolutely! A thinking man simply MUST do it from time to time.

Pastor: I've already noticed, baron, you've got rare books.
Baron Münchhausen: Yes, many of them are autographed.
Pastor: It must be so pleasant.
Baron Münchhausen: Sophocles for example.
Pastor: Who?
Baron Münchhausen: Sophocles. This is his best tragedy "Oedipus Rex" with an inscription.
Pastor: For whom?
Baron Münchhausen: For me, of course. Here: "To dear Karl from his loving Sophocles to be warmly remembered."

Baron Münchhausen: She ran away from me two years ago.
Pastor: Frankly speaking, Baron, I would have done the same in her shoes.
Baron Münchhausen: Therefore I'm going to marry Martha, not you.

Pastor: You cannot get married the second time with your wife alive.
Baron Münchhausen: Are you proposing to kill her?

Baron Münchhausen: But you do allow kings to get a divorce?
Pastor: Well... For kings... In exceptional cases. When they need to produce an offspring.
Baron Münchhausen: In order to produce an offspring they need to do something else.

Baron Münchhausen: And they said he's a smart man!
Martha: Well, people can say much more...

Theophil (seeing a portrait of Baron): Do you want to hang this daub in the house?
Jacobine: What disturbs you about it?
Theophil: It maddens me! Let's chop it in pieces!
Jacobine: Dare not! He claims it is a work of Rembrandt.
Rammkopf: Whom???
Jacobine: Rembrandt.
Theophil: That's a downright lie.
Jacobine: I know but the auctioneers give twenty thousand for it.
Rammkopf: Twenty thousand? Then sell it!
Jacobine: To sell it would mean to admit this is the truth.

Rammkopf: This man threw out a wife with a child.
Theophil: Who is a child? I am an officer!
Rammkopf: He threw out a wife with an officer.

Rammkopf: If you've got a lover, enjoy it! Nowadays, everyone has got a lover. But one cannot permit you to marry her. It's immoral!

Rammkopf: But it's a fact!
Burgomaster: No, this is not a fact.
Theophil: This is not a fact?
Burgomaster: No, this is not a fact. This is much more than that. It was right that way!

Duke's steward: His highness is busy with state affairs of the utmost importance. He is holding an emergency meeting... He's not there at all.

Baron Münchhausen: In Germany, to have the name Müller is the same as to have no name at all.
Thomas: You are still joking.
Baron Münchhausen: I stopped joking long ago. The doctors forbid that.
Thomas: Since when did you start visiting doctors?
Baron Münchhausen: Right after the death.
Thomas: But they say, humour is healthy. A joke prolongs life.
Baron Münchhausen: Not for everyone. It prolongs the life for those who laugh, but shortens it for those who joke.

Weren't you dead?
Baron Münchhausen: I was.

Martha: Good Lord! Why do you people have to kill a person to understand that he is alive?!
Jacobine: Well said. But we have no choice. And here is my advice: Don't hurry to become the widow of Baron Münchhausen. This place is still occupied.

Burgomaster: Congratulations Baron!
Baron Münchhausen: For what?
Burgomaster: On your successful return from the moon.
Baron Münchhausen: I wasn't on the moon.
Burgomaster: What do you mean, you weren't there, when there is a decision that you were?

Burgomaster: Everything follows the plan: after the overture comes the interrogation. Then the defendant's last words, a salute, general merriment, dancing.
Rammkopf: Frau Marta, please, follow the text exactly!


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