The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to ... See full summary »
Pilot Mimino works at small local airlines in Georgia, flying helicopters between small villages. He dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for ... See full summary »
Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »
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 »
The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a locksmith who spends his free time, as well as working hours, ... See full summary »
A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once ... See full summary »
Tonya has just graduated from the trade school and found a job as a cook in a Siberian village. She is naive but open hearted and kind. When Ilya starts flirting with her she takes it as a ... See full summary »
The hero of the film is an insurance agent who is also a car thief. He steals cars only from various crooks and never from the good people. Then he sells those stolen cars and gives all the... See full summary »
Three guys, three best friends, the veterinarian, the diplomat, and the scientist (Doctor in Physics and Math) decided to spend their vacation on the deserted sea coast, away from civilization, like the savages - sleeping in the car, cooking on open fire, no shaving, no smoking or drinking, and NO girls. Their paradise came to the abrupt end when two young, pretty and self-assured girls, the blonde who is a young movie actress and the brunette, a tamer of the tigers and lions, show up and declared their rights to the beautiful spot stating that they have spent their vacations for five years there and as the proof they dig out the empty Champagne bottle with the note inside. Neither party wants to give up the territory, thus they decided to make each other's lives miserable. The war of wills and wits has begun. As you have guessed already, it would lead to funny misunderstandings, mistaken assumptions, and finally to falling in love and possibility of living happily ever after. It does not sound like something extra-ordinary in writing, just another chick flick romantic comedy only set back in 1962 during the short period of "thawing" in the USSR. But this little comedy has became a cult and otherwise favorite during the first year upon release when 35 million people saw it and fell in love with it, and it has been one of the favorite Russian comedies since. Three guys and two girls are truly likable funny characters, especially three guys and their humorous but warm making fun of each other, their jokes, and witty exchanges that are still funny after all these years. The proof? Earlier this evening, my husband and I re-watched the comedy in the company of our friends. Even though, we know the plot by heart, and were prepared for our favorite scenes, we laughed so hard and so happily just like we did when we saw the film in our childhood many - many years ago. My husband said that he has not laughed so much for long long time. You may say that this is mostly the sentimental feeling of returning back to when and where we were young and happy. Well, I have re-watched many films from my youth that used to be favorites but as the time passed, they lost some of their appeal. Three Plus Two is different - it seems even better -brighter, sunnier, funnier, sweeter with every re-watching. If that's not the sign of movie magic, I don't know which one is.
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