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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (original title)
Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th ... See full summary »

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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973. Written by Dmitry Zharkov <dmitry@pharm.sunysb.edu>

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Boris Godunov, who is mentioned several times in the movie, is a character from the play of the same name by Alexandr Sergejevich Pushkin. In real life Godunov succeed Ivan the terrible in 1585 after Fjodor I of Russia ruled Russia since 1584 to 1598. See more »

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The song "To ne silnaya tucha zatuchilas'" which was sang by the big dinner party was written in 1572, one year after the setting in Ivan the Terrible's period and was dedicated to the destroying of Krim from 30.07-02.08.1572. See more »

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Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: And who's playing Tsar Boris?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] What Tsar Boris? Boriska?
Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: What is it?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Boriska is to become a tsar?
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Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
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One of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed!
8 February 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

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As the title of the comment points this is one of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed. And that's is the reason for many people from other countries of the world not to get it's meaning. I would say that even modern day Russians - who have never lived in The Soviet Union, who have no idea what Iron Curtain or Warsaw Treaty Organization is will never understand and enjoy it in full. But anyone who is acquainted with Soviet reality will vote 10 of 10 - I am sure. So do not blame Americans or peoples from other countries for not getting Soviet comedies (those were great; and modern day Russian comedies is pure crap - I am sorry) - they were so very oriented to our former reality that are hard to get in modern days. My score is 20 of 10.


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