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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Ivan the Terrible is standing in the elevator, he is crossing himself with three fingers. That wouldn't been done until 1653, 79 years after his death. Before that Russian-Orthodox were crossing themselves with two fingers. See more »
A very funny film; plenty of comic action around Moscow and district.
Shurik (a character in several other comedy films) is experimenting at home with an invention which goes wrong and puts him, a passing burglar, and the apartment supervisor back into the time of Ivan the Terrible. There are a lot of chases and action, so you can still enjoy the film even if some of the Russian dialogue passes you by. Good views of several historic buildings, and an insight into 1973 Moscow as well as a bit of a history lesson. Not all Russian films are doom and gloom.
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