Though each of us watched the film "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" Twenty times, I advise you to read further interesting facts about this movie.
So telepremera one of the most popular paintings by Eldar Ryazanov took place December 31, 1975. The audience of the first show to reach 100 million viewers, and only 7 February film repeated by popular demand. The film was the best in a poll of the magazine "Soviet Screen" in 1977.
The film is an adaptation of the author's plays Emil Braginsky and Eldar Ryazanov's "Enjoy Your Bath! One day or New Year's Eve ... "(hence the second part of the film's title), written in 1969. The performance of this play was successful in several theaters before the movie.
On the role of Nadia Sheveleva tried: Lyudmila Gurchenko Svetlana Nemolyaeva Antonina Shuranova actress Kirov Drama Merimson and others. Also directed by long and hard to persuade to invite Alisa Freundlich. But Ryazanov recalled Polish melodrama "Anatomy of Love", where the main female role was played by Barbara Brylska. He got hold of her phone and called her to Warsaw. After reading the script, Barbara flew to Moscow to audition. Her version of the role was the most convincing.
The photo Barbara Brylska with Eldar Ryazanov and Andrei Myagkov during the filming of "Twist of Fate", 1974.
Ryazanov was looking very carefully lead actors. Zhenya Lukashin really wanted to play Andrei Mironov, but Ryazanov saw him only in the form of Hippolytus. Furthermore, to say that the character is not used to Mironov's success with women the plot was not possible - no one would have believed, so his candidature was not considered. Peter auditioned Velyaminov Stanislav Lyubshin and Myagkova taken almost by accident.
Another interesting detail: almost immediately after the departure of Eugene Hippolyte includes TV, which is the movie "Straw Hat" (1974), first aired December 31, 1974 on the first program of the CG of the USSR, which determines the duration of the "Irony of Fate": the characters meet new 1975. In particular, the screen is visible Andrei Mironov, along with Lyudmila Gurchenko they played leading roles in "Straw Hat" and both auditioned for the lead roles in "Twist of Fate».
Initially, the role of Hippolyta had to play Oleg Basilashvili. Moreover, Jack throws out the window picture Hippolytus, and later Nadia lifts snow has no photo Yuri Yakovlev, and Oleg Basilashvili, who previously starred in several episodes, but was forced to withdraw because of his father's death. This frame reshoot not have time because of the fact that the spring came and the snow melted.
"How disgusting it is your fish in aspic" and "Oh, cushy gone" - phrases that were not in the script of the film. It was an improvisation Yuri Yakovlev. The fish was really cheesy, and the warm water in the pavilion "Mosfilm" - a rare phenomenon.
Eldar Ryazanov played in the film one of the characteristic for a director's episodic roles - a passenger on the plane, which constantly falls sleep Lukashin. According to the stories of the same Ryazanov, he was very upset, when viewing the captured scene found that staffing is seen as through its not rare even bald head of hair peeps.
The famous scene in the bath, where before the New Year going to friends, shooting after May Day holidays. Under the stairs in one of the corridors "Mosfilm" installed benches and bath scales.
As we remember, the film begins with a satirical cartoon about the creation of screen types of architectural projects and ubiquity of identical houses, forming exactly the same neighborhoods in various cities of the country (the author and the artist cartoon - Vitaly Sands).
In fact, the pictures were shot in the flat panel building, located in Moscow at the Vernadsky Prospekt, 125. This house, however, is built on the pilot projects carried out in just three houses in this prospectus. Filming of the interior took place in Leningrad apartment house 113. Today, in the basement of the house is 125 Theater in the southwest. In 2003, on the wall of the house at 125 Vernadsky Avenue was opened a plaque with images of Barbara and Andrew Myagkova Brylska. However, this is often a sign stealing, and it has to recover.