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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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1975  
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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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Storyline

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:

A sors fintora 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 two consecutive episodes of The Irony of Fate were originally broadcast by the Soviet central television channel, Programme One, on 1 January 1976, at 18:00. The film was a resounding success with audiences: author Fedor Razzakov recalled that "virtually the entire country watched the show"; the number of viewers was estimated to have been about 100 million. In response to popular demand, the feature had a first re-run on 7 February. By 1978, after several further broadcasts of the picture, the accumulated number of viewers for all of the showings including the first was estimated at some 250 million. A shortened 155 minutes version was released to cinemas on 16 August 1976; it sold some 7 million tickets. The readers of Sovetskii Ekran, the official publication of the State Committee for Cinematography, voted "The Irony of Fate" as the best film of 1976, and chose Andrey Myagkov as the best actor of the year. In 1977, Eldar Ryazanov, Emil Braginskiy, cinematographer Vladimir Nakhabtsev, composer Mikael Tariverdiev and actors Barbara Brylska and Andrey Myagkov were all awarded the USSR State Prize in recognition of their participation in making the film. 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 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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Referenced in Karnavalnaya noch 2, ili 50 let spustya (2007) See more »

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Ya sprosil u yasenya
Written by Mikael Tariverdiev and V.Kirshon
Performed by Sergey Nikitin
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Another great foreign film
5 February 2006 | by vincew9298See 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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