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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

The director Eldar Ryazanov cast the Polish actress Barbara Brylska as Nadya. However, as she didn't speak Russian, her voice was dubbed by Valentina Talyzina. Talyzina appears in a small part as Nadya's friend along with Liya Akhedzhakova. See more »

Goofs

Nadya's phone changes its color. Most of the time it is red, however, in some scenes it is green. See more »

Quotes

Ippolit: Such muck, such vile muck, this fish galatine of yours!
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Nikogo ne budet v dome
Written by Mikael Tariverdiev and Boris Pasternak
Performed by Sergey Nikitin
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This is a lovely, funny film, every Russian's New Year's viewing
9 March 1999 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

If you didn't know that the Russians could do satire, you have to see this film, which is an irreverent look at all the mass-production and lack of individuality which went with the Communist system and which form the basis for the series of misunderstandings which would be impossible elsewhere. A genuine love story, loads of fun as well and the most stunning views of St Petersburg in the Winter. There's a lot of dialogue, so your Russian needs to be up to scratch if you see it in the original, and it's a long film but worth every minute.


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