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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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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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31 December 1975 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

A sors fintora  »

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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 »

Quotes

Zhenya: 3rd Constructors St., 25, apartment 12, 4th floor.
Taxi driver: I don't care if it's the 5th!
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Connections

Followed by Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie (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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Another great foreign film
5 February 2006 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This movie is another great foreign film that would have escaped my attention except that a Russian friend had recommended it. It is a cult film in 1975 Soviet Russia centered around their big holiday, New Years Day. The acting is unusually good and the story plot is very believable. The movie is listed as a comedy and that gives away that the outcome is a happy one. How they get there is what makes this a great story. If you don't mind subtitles and listing to a foreign language this is a great movie. There is very limited violence which actually adds to the dilemma of the characters. There is no nudity or obscene language. I recommend this to anyone looking for a light comedy. Vincew9298@hotmail.com


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