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Ironija sudby, ili s legkim parom! (Irony Of Fate, Or Enjoy Your Bath!)

4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Format: NTSC, Colour, Download: Registration Code
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001P7UVWO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,357 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


NEW DVD NTSC Language:Russian.Subtitles:Russian,English,French,German,Dutch,Spanish

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original 1975 Soviet Classic Film 17 Jan 2008
By -Misha
This original classic 1975 Russian film The Irony of Fate needs to be sharply distinguished from the 2007 sequel by the same name, which is not worthy to be compared with this original classic. This original 1975 Irony of Fate is a marvelous classic Soviet film which cannot be recommended highly enough. It offers us an interesting commentary about the reality of Soviet life in the 1970's. Although the film never entertained any lofty presumptions, it has become one of the handful of truly classic films produced by the Soviet Union's vast cinematic machine. The film is aired on television every New Year and it remains one of the most popular films in the former USSR to this day.

As the film opens, we are informed that this is "an absolutely unlikely story that probably could never happen, except on New Year's Eve." We learn that Soviet pre-fab apartment buildings (the "kruschevkas") have made every Soviet city identical to every other Soviet city, right down to street names and the locks on the doors. The lead character of the story is a Moscow doctor named Zhenya (Andrey Myagkov), who just moved into a new Moscow apartment with his mother. Zhenya hints to his fiancé that he is about to pop the question to her that night, on New Year's Eve, at long last.

A bit later in the day Zhenya's friends visit his apartment and persuade him to meet them down at the local bath house. (This is apparently an old New Year's Eve tradition with the men, even though now all of them have private bathrooms in their apartments.) At the public bath Zhenya reluctantly accepts a glass of vodka, and one glass leads to another, once Zhenya's friends realize there is wedding to be announced (a toast to Zhenya, a toast to the bride, etc., etc.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see 10 Dec 2011
This is a traditional Russian film for Christmas. Never gets old. Quality of the video and sound is good enough. A story about a doctor who somehow (explained in the film) got into another city without noticing on the day when he almost proposed to a wrong girl. There he met real love of his life - a teacher who nearly got married to a wrong guy. Happy ending. A very nice but at the same time a wise story too. You can watch it over and over again. Beautiful music and songs. Top Russian actors. Defenetly must watch before you die film. Suits any age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic... 7 Oct 2013
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This is one of those films that defined an era with all its negatives and positives. It is fun to watch...
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4.0 out of 5 stars prodotto ottimo 31 Jan 2013
By alexx
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il film e' adatto a tutta la famiglia e'divertente e ben fatto e si nota uno spaccato della russia di fine anni 70 suggestivo....un film da vedere....
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