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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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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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Runtime:

(2 parts) | (original)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shown every new years eve by Pervyj Kanal. 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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Referenced in Ironiya lyubvi (2010) 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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This is a lovely, funny film, every Russian's New Year's viewing
9 March 1999 | by yvonne-5See all my reviews

If you didn't know that the Russians could do satire, you have to see this film, which is an irreverent look at all the mass-production and lack of individuality which went with the Communist system and which form the basis for the series of misunderstandings which would be impossible elsewhere. A genuine love story, loads of fun as well and the most stunning views of St Petersburg in the Winter. There's a lot of dialogue, so your Russian needs to be up to scratch if you see it in the original, and it's a long film but worth every minute.


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