Wed 23.12.15
Wed 23.12.15

RusClub #15


Nadine kindly welcomes everyone for our RusClub #15.


(NL) RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in Morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.


(EN) RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at Morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). The doors open at 7:30pm and the first movie starts at 8pm.


The RusClub #15 takes place on Wednesday 23 December at 19.30 and the movie that will be shown is:


The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975 - 184 min)


Director: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yuri Yakovlev

Music: Mikael Tariverdiev


"This modestly budgeted, made-for-TV romantic comedy became one of the most popular films in the former Soviet Union and a staple of TV broadcasts on New Year's Eve. It's based on the premise that modern apartment complexes look so much alike that one cannot distinguish one city from another. On New Year's Eve, Muscovite Yevgeny Lukashin (Andrei Myagkov) finally dares to make a marriage proposal to Galya (Olga Naumenko). They plan to celebrate the New Year together quietly, but Lukashin's friends convince him that first he should attend their annual meeting at a bathhouse. The meeting quickly turns into an improvisational bachelor party for Yevgeny. Having consumed large amounts of alcohol, they cannot remember which one of them was supposed to fly to Leningrad to meet his wife. So they put the sleepy Lukashin on a plane. Upon his arrival in the Leningrad airport, Yevgeny gives the taxi driver his Moscow street address and the cab takes him to an apartment complex located on a street with the same name. The building looks very much like his own, so Lukashin, still not quite sober, does not realize that he is in another city. He enters someone else's apartment because his key fits the door lock and he quickly falls asleep on a couch. When the apartment's rightful resident, Nadya (Polish actress Barbara Brylska), comes home, she wakes up the intruder and tells him to get out. The bewildered Yevgeny insists that he is at home and she is the one who should get out. Eventually he sobers and finds out about his predicament."