советский фильм!

Last night I attended the Russian and Eastern European club event showing of part one of the 1974 Soviet film The Irony of Fate.  The film is a situational romantic comedy about a man who passes out in Moscow and wakes up in Leningrad but doesn’t realize it because Khruschev-era Soviet cities all looked the same.  The production isn’t anything to wag a stick at, but I enjoyed watching part one.  The protagonist’s slow realization that he is, indeed, in an apartment in Leningrad identical to his apartment in Moscow is played well and from a comedic standpoint.

Probably my favorite thing about it, though, was recognizing a good amount of the Russian vocabulary.  Of course I couldn’t understand everything that they were saying without subtitles, but there were phrases I recognized and putting the Russian vocabulary with English subtitles definitely helped me with the pronunciation of certain words.  I’ll definitely be going back for part two!

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Cam '16

Cam Duval was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Union College Class of 2016 and is double majoring in Anthropology and Russian Studies. Cam is on the WRUC 89.7FM Radio Union College executive board, a member of the Russian and Eastern European Culture Club, and lives in ARTS Theme House.

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