An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.
Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.Written by
Dmitry Zharkov <email@example.com>
In the banquet scene, they display a spoonful of eggplant caviar ("a foreign product") next to bowls of red and black caviar. This is a dig at the lack of consumer goods in the Soviet Union, where red and black caviar were almost impossible to find so Soviet citizens made do with an eggplant confection described as "caviar." See more »
The time machine is destroyed by Miloslavski by throwing a halbert. However those only existed in Russia since 1605. See more »
It is perhaps the best Soviet comedy ever made... But it`s very difficult for a person, who does not speak Russian to understand it completely. The movie is full with tricky details, specific language and many funny episodes, so typical for the Socialist era. It is a constant pleasure to watch over and over again!
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