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A grumpy village wife sends her husband to borrow some matches from their next-lake neighbor. On his way, the poor fellow meets an old drinking buddy and gets completely sidetracked, forgetting all about the task at hand in order to help his friend marry the girl of his dreams. (imdb)
An adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's piece "The Government Inspector". (wiki.org)
The movie includes three diffirent skits, including different actors. The first skit is about a store owner who steals goods from himself. He is arrested and brought to court, to testify about a murder, while he thinks he is about to get busted for stealing. The second skit includes a cheating husband trying to survive in a love triangle. And the third skit includes a man trying to get married after seeing the bride only once in his life on a bus. (imdb)
Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973. (imdb)
A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist Ostap Bender start a long search for the diamonds. (imdb)
Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for a gang of smugglers (a real smuggler - Gena - was also on board the same ship). So his arm gets bandaged with gold and diamonds. After he returns home, the gangsters are trying to get their stuff back, while the police try to catch them using Gorbunkov and his arm. (imdb)
In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucas in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the local deceitful governor. All the time Shurik thinks that it is all just a one old Caucasian custom. When he, finally, realizes what he did he goes out in search for the girl of his dreams. (imdb)
The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student... (imdb)
Student Shurik has just two hours before the beginning of the exam and he has no lectures notes. (imdb)
The film has three parts, each of them a screen version of "The Roads We Take", "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "Makes the Whole World Kin".
Samogonshchiki (1961) - Short Film
Three bumbling fellows try their hand at moonshining.
Pyos Barbos i neobychnyj kross (1961) - Short Film
Three fellows try catching some fish using dynamite. But the persistent dog Barbos changes their plans.
Svetlana Sergeevna and Lyubasha carry holiday gifts to builders of hydroelectric power station Komsomolskaya. Their car stays behind the motorcade, and they instead end up in the port city where there is no even the railway. Their only hope to get in time is on the old tugboat "Eaglet" that was the Reds combat vessel back in the days of the russian civil war.
Bureaucrat Petukhov gets into the trouble. He took on the vacation with his bride but after returning he finds out that he was officially pronounced dead.
Kruglikov has spent many years exiled in a hamlet in Jakutsk, in remote eastern Siberia, where he keeps a post house, hiring horses to travellers. While sheltering from the bitter wind howling outside his inn, Kruglikov recalls his youth and his reason for being there when asked by some passing guests. He was sent there as punishment for shooting an old general who openly started courting Kruglikov's beautiful fiancé and humiliating him. (imdb)