The Twelve Chairs Script

Script by:Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Screenplay), Ilya Ilf (Novel), Ugo Ulive (Screenplay), Yevgeni Petrov (Novel)
Directed by:Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Plot:When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures in the 12 chairs of a dining-room set. After her death her nephew finds out what she had done and, since the chairs had been "nationalized" and are now in the possession of a dozen different people, he sets out to track them down and get the treasures he believes rightfully belong to him.