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Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! 

An incredible story about a man who misplaced the cities and found his love during the one special night - New Year's celebration.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Liya Akhedzhakova ...  Nadya's Friend 2 episodes, 1975
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...  Sasha 2 episodes, 1975
Barbara Brylska ...  Nadya 2 episodes, 1975
Georgiy Burkov ...  Misha, Zhenya's Friend 2 episodes, 1975
Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya ...  Zhenya's Mother 2 episodes, 1975
Andrey Myagkov ...  Zhenya 2 episodes, 1975
Olga Naumenko ...  Galya 2 episodes, 1975
Gotlib Roninson ...  Zhenya's Neighbour at the Airport 2 episodes, 1975
Eldar Ryazanov ...  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
Yuriy Yakovlev ...  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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

31 December 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheremushki, Moscow, Russia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (original)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a classic piece of Russian popular culture and is traditionally broadcast in Russia and almost all former Soviet republics every New Year's Eve. This tradition was discontinued in Ukraine in 2015 when license holder STB decided not to broadcast the movie after actress Valentina Talyzina was banned from entering Ukraine for "statements contradicting the interests of national security". See more »

Goofs

The word "isklyuchitelno" (exceptional) has been misspelled in the introduction text. The word is written as "iskyuchitelno". See more »

Quotes

[Zhenya has just come back from chasing Ippolit]
Zhenya: I tried to chase him down, but he drove away... He drives faster than I run.
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Soundtracks

Na Tikhoretskuyu
Written by Mikael Tariverdiev and Mikhail Lvovsky
Performed by Alla Pugacheva
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An amazing and highly enjoyable movie
7 August 2002 | by Max-206See all my reviews

This is a great film.

First of all it's a great story that combines elements of subtle satire, romance, and at times laugh-outloud comedy into a farcical love triangle.

Second is the great acting. Andrei Myagkov simply delivers a character who undergoes significant, yet somehow believable transformation from a shy, nerdy young doctor to a bold, at times arrogant, yet at the same time romantic man. A great comic performance by Yuri Yakovlev, as the jealous fiance of the heroine, alone makes the film worth watching, to the last moments.

The 3rd element is the music and poetry. The songs are an important part of narration, not just there for a backdrop. The song lyrics and the poetry are by some of the most prominent Russian poets of the Silver Age and are just plain beautiful. In short this an amazing film, one of those that can be watched over and over.

Finally, if you don't speak Russian, check this film on DVD(NTSC). I recently got it and was very impressed by the quality of translation offered by the subtitles, which provide translation of the songs as well as the dialogue.


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