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

Directed by Eldar Ryazanov

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Year's Eve. Occasionally 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...

So, do the walls shake every time the door is closed because this is an inexpensive, made-for-TV movie in the style of a sitcom, or do all Soviet-built apartment blocks do that? (The answer is, of course, да.)

The funniest line is probably when the not-so-quick Galya says to Nadya, "So, you know his Moscow address!", but it was also inadvertently funny when my subtitles translated "I drink tea, coffee and kefir" into "tea, coffee and liquid yogurt". Also lol that Andrey Myagkov looks exactly what a cheap Soviet knock-off of Steve McQueen would look like.