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This weekend we suggest: The Case of the Three Million (Процесс о трёх миллионах), based on the Italian play “The Three Thieves” written by Umberto Notari, directed by Yakov Protazanov, and released in 1926.
To prepare grounds for yet another speculation, the banker Ornano sells his house for three million roubles, but since it the weekend he
cannot deposit the money in a bank and must carry it with him. He leaves
the city for his country home for a short period of time, only return
right away owing to his worries about the money. His wife sends a note
to her lover telling him that there are three million in the house but
the note, owing to the machinations of one of the three thieves on whom
the film focuses, is intercepted. The note, falling into hands of the
thief/adventurer Cascarilla causes him to plot his attempt to steal the money. Meantime, the small-time burglar Tapioca also chooses the same night to break into the house.
Runtime: 66 min.