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Liya Akhedzhakova ...
 Nadya's Friend (2 episodes, 1975)
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...
 Sasha (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Nadya (2 episodes, 1975)
Georgiy Burkov ...
 Misha, Zhenya's Friend (2 episodes, 1975)
Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya ...
 Zhenya's Mother (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Zhenya (2 episodes, 1975)
Olga Naumenko ...
 Galya (2 episodes, 1975)
Gotlib Roninson ...
 Zhenya's Neighbour at the Airport (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Zhenya's Neighbour in the Plane (2 episodes, 1975)
Aleksandr Shirvindt ...
 Pavel, Zhenya's Friend (2 episodes, 1975)
Lyubov Sokolova ...
 Nadya's Mother (2 episodes, 1975)
Valentina Talyzina ...
 Nadya / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Ippolit (2 episodes, 1975)
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A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Incidentally, 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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31 December 1975 (Soviet Union)  »

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A sors fintora  »

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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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Connections

Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 3 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

So mnoyu vot chto proiskhodit
Written by Mikael Tariverdiev and Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Performed by Sergey Nikitin
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Superb
17 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film has celebrated its 30th anniversary on this 2006 New Year Eve, and there was a special programme about the creation of the film, actors etc. Apparently, the whole country (then USSR) watched it when it was first shown in 1976, and they wanted to see if the rating would be the same 30 years later. I have to say, I have been watching this film religiously since early teens every New Year and when I moved to live in the UK, the video recording of "Ironiya" was one of the essential items I brought with me. It's one of those films that I can watch over and over again, instant mood lifter, and I just can't imagine my New Year day / eve without it, and a bottle of "Soviet" champagne, and Russian salad, and the proverbial Jellied fish that Ippolit referred to as "muck" (I think the closest translation I can think of). On my way back from Moscow to London in Janaury, I tried to purchase a DVD copy in the airport but was told by the assistant that they are permanently sold out!!!


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