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Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  31 December 1975 (Soviet Union)
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A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Andrey Myagkov ...
Barbara Brylska ...
Yuriy Yakovlev ...
Aleksandr Shirvindt ...
Pavel, Zhenya's Friend
Georgiy Burkov ...
Misha, Zhenya's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
Nadya's Friend
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...
Sasha
Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya ...
Zhenya's Mother
Olga Naumenko ...
Galya
Gotlib Roninson ...
Zhenya's Neighbour at the Airport
Eldar Ryazanov ...
Zhenya's Neighbour in the Plane
Lyubov Sokolova ...
Nadya's Mother
Valentina Talyzina ...
Nadya / Nadya's Friend (voice)
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A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) goes. Zhenya wakes up at Leningrad airport. Believing that he is still in Moscow he takes a taxi and goes home. The street name, building and even apartment number, the way an apartment complex looks the same and the key coincide completely - just typical Soviet-type 'economy' architecture. Imagine the surprise of Nadya when she enters her apartment and finds a man without trousers in her bed. What's more - Nadya's fiancé also finds him there... Written by Konstantin Dlutskii <kedlutski@mailexcite.com> and sergiek

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Trivia

For the part of Ippolit, Oleg Basilashvili was cast originally. However, due to obligations on the Leningrad stage he could not participate in the film. Yuriy Yakovlev was cast instead. However, you can see Basilashvili's photo when Nadya picks it up from the snow. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nadya takes a nightly stroll through Leningrad, there is a tram passing behind her. It is a tram of the MTB-82 series, which were only used in Moscow by 1975. See more »

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Zhenya: 3rd Constructors St., 25, apartment 12, 4th floor.
Taxi driver: I don't care if it's the 5th!
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Referenced in Karnavalnaya noch 2, ili 50 let spystya (2007) See more »

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So mnoyu vot chto proiskhodit
Written by Mikael Tariverdiev and Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Performed by Sergey Nikitin
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Every New Year's, me and my friends have a tradition...
7 May 2000 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

...we rent "S legkim parom!" and watch it. The film is on the long side, but it's perfect for New Year's Eve. I personally think this is a classic of Russian comedies. Very funny, and at the same time somewhat sad as well. The film has become legendary in Russia, so it might be a little hard for foreigners to understand, much like it's hard for people outside the US to understand all those Christmas films. It's great, though--every time I watch it, it just makes me think of the holidays and feel happy inside.


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