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Borrowing Matchsticks (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Leonid Gaidai
Risto Orko

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Vladlen Bakhnov
Leonid Gaidai
Risto Orko
Algot Untola ... (novel) (as Maiju Lassila)
Tapio Vilpponen

Cast (in credits order)  

Evgeniy Leonov ... Antti Ihalainen
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy ... Jussi Vatanen
Rita Polster Rita Polster ... Anna-Liisa Ihalainen
Ritva Valkama Ritva Valkama ... Miina Sormunen
Georgiy Vitsin ... Tahvo Kenonen, tailor
Galina Polskikh ... Kaisa Karhutar
Kauko Helovirta Kauko Helovirta ... Constable Torvelainen
Leo Lastumäki Leo Lastumäki ... Mulon Partanen
Pekka Autiovuori Pekka Autiovuori ... Turtiainen
Olavi Ahonen Olavi Ahonen ... Ville Huttunen
Sergey Filippov ... Hyvärinen
Nina Grebeshkova ... Hyvärinen's wife
Mikhail Pugovkin ... Police chief
Vera Ivleva ... Anna-Kaisa Hyvärinen
Martti Pennanen Martti Pennanen ... Blacksmith (as M. Pennanen)
Seela Sella Seela Sella ... Washerwoman (as S. Sella)
Tapio Schestihin Tapio Schestihin ... Car owner
Ari Pohjalainen Ari Pohjalainen ... Painter's apprentice
Stefan Ekholm Stefan Ekholm
Simo Lahtinen Simo Lahtinen ... Kotilainen's son
Kauko Koivu Kauko Koivu ... Blacksmith's assistant
Leonid Kuravlyov
N. Tengayev N. Tengayev
Viktor Uralskiy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eine Helke-Viljanen Eine Helke-Viljanen ... Hyvärisen emäntä (voice) (as Eine Viljanen)
Heikki Kinnunen ... Narrator / Tahvo Kenonen (voice)
Severi Seppänen Severi Seppänen ... Ukko Hyvärinen (voice)
Maija-Leena Soinne Maija-Leena Soinne ... Kaisa Karhutar (voice)
Aarno Sulkanen Aarno Sulkanen ... Jussi Vatanen (voice)
Martti Tschokkinen Martti Tschokkinen ... Ihalainen (voice)
Yrjö Tähtelä Yrjö Tähtelä ... Poliisipäällikkö (voice)

Produced by 

German Krylov ... producer
Kare Orko ... producer

Music by 

Aleksandr Zatsepin

Cinematography by 

Sergei Poluyanov

Film Editing by 

Klavdiya Aleyeva ... (as K. Aleyeva)

Production Design by 

Feliks Yasyukevich

Art Direction by 

Robert MacKichan
Tapio Vilpponen ... (as Roy)

Costume Design by 

Elsa Pättiniemi
Tapio Vilpponen ... (as Roy)

Makeup Department 

Jelena Bogatireva ... makeup artist
Tatyana Kovrigina ... makeup artist (as Tatjana Kovrigina)

Production Management 

Olavi Tuomi ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Olavi Tuomi ... assistant director
Marina Volovich ... assistant director

Sound Department 

Matti Lehtonen ... sound
Evgeniy Leonov ... vocals: performance of the song "Chyort-te chto i s boku bantik - ne bylo pechali..."
Raisa Margachyova ... sound
Pertti Salo ... sound
Teuvo Hietanen ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Aleksandr Klimenko ... special effects (as A. Klimenko)
U. Vegstrem ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

Gunnar Friman ... cinematographer: "b" camera
Juri Jepishin ... cinematographer: "b" camera
Jevgeni Shvedov ... cinematographer: "b" camera
Olavi Tuomi ... cinematographer: "b" camera
A. Golubev ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Zoja Dudarova ... costumer
Helmi Kastikainen ... sewer
Elsa Pättiniemi ... costumer
Eila Sipilä ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management 

Kauko Koivu ... location manager

Music Department 

Sergei Scripka ... conductor (as Sergey Skripka)

Other crew 

Aune Kämäräinen ... production secretary
Erkki Melakoski ... music advisor
Antti Venäläinen ... assistant to location manager (uncredited)

See also

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