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Valeri Zolotukhin - Schastje, Vdrug, … (Happiness, Suddenly, …)

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    Another one (rather late) song from a Soviet film, this time from the sci-fi film “Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession”, which is often shown on the New Year day. Context and fun facts: The song...

    Another one (rather late) song from a Soviet film, this time from the sci-fi film “Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession”, which is often shown on the New Year day. Context and fun facts:

    • The song is sang close to the climax of the film, when three things happen at the same time in the past and the present: the oprichniki realise that this is not the real czar Ivan, the Soviet Militsiya is going to arrest George Miloslavsky (the singing guy, who is a thief stuck in the times of Ivan IV), and the doctors are called in because there is a man claiming to be Ivan IV of Russia (who is the actual Ivan IV).

      Making parallels between medieval secret police, Soviet Militsiya, and Soviet psychiatry is left as an exercise for the reader.

    • Valeri Zolotukhin is the voice of the song, the actor “singing” it in the film is Leonid_Kuravlyov.

    • Yes, this is a real Malboro pack, that Kuravlyov has brought to the set. When he got it out during a take the director liked it so much, that he decided to leave it in, especially considering that the scoundrel Miloslavsky would probably have access to smuggled goods.

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