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* FeetFirstIntroduction: at their first meeting, Tolstoy gets a (probably not entirely accidental) glimpse of Jane's booted foot; during [[VictorianBritain The Victorian Era]], of course, women's feet were supposed to be kept discreetly covered in public, so the sight of a woman's shoe or foot peeking out from under her skirt was highly titillating.

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* FeetFirstIntroduction: at their first meeting, Tolstoy gets a (probably not entirely accidental) glimpse of Jane's booted foot; during [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain The Victorian Era]], of course, women's feet were supposed to be kept discreetly covered in public, so the sight of a woman's shoe or foot peeking out from under her skirt was highly titillating.


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* BehindTheMask: A literal example, as Jane's son wears a gas mask throughout most of the 1905 scenes as punishment for an infraction. When he finally removes the mask, [[spoiler:he's revealed to be the spitting image - though with blond hair - of Tolstoy, who fathered the boy with Jane.]]

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* BehindTheMask: BeneathTheMask: A literal example, as Jane's son wears a gas mask throughout most of the 1905 scenes as punishment for an infraction. When he finally removes the mask, [[spoiler:he's revealed to be the spitting image - though with blond hair - of Tolstoy, who fathered the boy with Jane.]]


''The Barber of Siberia'' (''Сибирский цирюльник'', ''Sibirskiy tsiryulnik'') is a 1998 Russian film that re-united the Academy Award winning team of director Creator/NikitaMikhalkov and MichelSeydoux. It was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

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''The Barber of Siberia'' (''Сибирский цирюльник'', ''Sibirskiy tsiryulnik'') is a 1998 Russian film that re-united the Academy Award winning team of director Creator/NikitaMikhalkov and MichelSeydoux.Michel Seydoux. It was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: General Radlov

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* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: parodied with General Radlov.
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Andrei Tolstoy.

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* DawsonCasting: 38 years old Creator/OlegMenshikov as a military cadet Tolstoy.



* HeyItsThatGuy
** Two Film/HarryPotter actors, Creator/RichardHarris ([=McCracken=] in this film, Dumbledore in those) and Robert Hardy (Forsten in this film, Fudge in those), are in ''TheBarberOfSiberia''.


* DawsonCasting: 38 years old OlegMenshikov as a military cadet Tolstoy.

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* DawsonCasting: 38 years old OlegMenshikov Creator/OlegMenshikov as a military cadet Tolstoy.


The plot is a love-story. Jane Callahan (JuliaOrmond), a beautiful American, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, but who is he? Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas [=McCracken=] (Creator/RichardHarris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who will change her life forever: a handsome young Andrey Tolstoy (OlegMenshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov (AlexeiPetrenko) who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General, who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia, to 7 years of hard labor and 5 years of isolation.

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The plot is a love-story. Jane Callahan (JuliaOrmond), a beautiful American, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, but who is he? Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas [=McCracken=] (Creator/RichardHarris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who will change her life forever: a handsome young Andrey Tolstoy (OlegMenshikov) (Creator/OlegMenshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov (AlexeiPetrenko) who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General, who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia, to 7 years of hard labor and 5 years of isolation.


The plot is a love-story. Jane Callahan (JuliaOrmond), a beautiful American, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, but who is he? Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas [=McCracken=] (RichardHarris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who will change her life forever: a handsome young Andrey Tolstoy (OlegMenshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov (AlexeiPetrenko) who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General, who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia, to 7 years of hard labor and 5 years of isolation.

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The plot is a love-story. Jane Callahan (JuliaOrmond), a beautiful American, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, but who is he? Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas [=McCracken=] (RichardHarris), (Creator/RichardHarris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who will change her life forever: a handsome young Andrey Tolstoy (OlegMenshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov (AlexeiPetrenko) who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General, who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia, to 7 years of hard labor and 5 years of isolation.



** Two Film/HarryPotter actors, RichardHarris ([=McCracken=] in this film, Dumbledore in those) and Robert Hardy (Forsten in this film, Fudge in those), are in ''TheBarberOfSiberia''.

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** Two Film/HarryPotter actors, RichardHarris Creator/RichardHarris ([=McCracken=] in this film, Dumbledore in those) and Robert Hardy (Forsten in this film, Fudge in those), are in ''TheBarberOfSiberia''.


* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Jane Callahan. Her mission is to seduce Russian noblemen to win their support for McCracken's invention. Then she meets Tolstoy...]]

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Jane Callahan. Her mission is to seduce Russian noblemen to win their support for McCracken's [=McCracken=]'s invention. Then she meets Tolstoy...]]


* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Jane Callahan]]

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Jane Callahan]]Callahan. Her mission is to seduce Russian noblemen to win their support for McCracken's invention. Then she meets Tolstoy...]]



* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the movie has a lot of comic moments, but the proceedings take a serious tone when Tolstoy and Jane consummate their love and Tolstoy's rivalry with Radlov comes into the open.

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* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the movie has is very much in the romantic-comedy mold, with a lot of comic outright slapstick moments, but the proceedings take a serious tone when Tolstoy and Jane consummate their love and Tolstoy's rivalry with Radlov comes into the open.

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