It Can't Be!

«It Can't Be!» (Russian: Не может быть!, romanizedNe mozhet byt'!) is a 1975 Soviet comedy film directed by Leonid Gaidai.[1] It consists of three short stories, based on the works of Mikhail Zoshchenko comedy «Crime and Punishment», «Fun Adventure» and «Wedding Event».

It Can't Be!
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Film poster
Directed byLeonid Gaidai
Written byVladlen Bahnov
Leonid Gaidai
Based on«Crime and Punishment», «Fun Adventure» and «Wedding Event»
by Mikhail Zoshchenko
Starring
Music byAleksandr Zatsepin
CinematographySergei Poluyanov
Distributed by«Mosfilm».
Experimental Creative Association
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
92 min.
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageRussian

Crime and PunishmentEdit

PlotEdit

In the first novel describes the complexity of the shop manager Gorbushkin living in Soviet times, the end of the 1920s on unearned income. Being called to the investigator, he thoroughly believes that this will not bring anything good. These thoughts go to his wife and brother-in-law. Anna Vasilyevna, who, in order to prevent the inevitable confiscations of property urgently sell everything that was acquired by «back-breaking» labor. In addition, Anna V. hastily divorces with the main character and marries a neighbor, Vitaly Borisovich. And Gorbushkin, who is only called as a witness (a week before he still got arrested), returns in a good mood back home.

CastEdit

Fun AdventureEdit

PlotEdit

The following short story of the film shows the intricacies of extramarital relations. Heading into the weekend supposedly to work, but in reality to his mistress, and sometimes hard to imagine that her husband's mistress could be lover lover friend, neighbor, friend and lover in the communal - a lover of your own wife. In the end, all six characters is purely coincidental, with interesting circumstances intersect together and gathered around the table, trying to find a way out of this situation, but in the end did not need and did not come. In any case, such a conclusion can be drawn from rolling in extreme caricature dispute sixes at the table.

CastEdit

  • Oleg DahlAnatoly (a.k.a. Anatole) Barygin-Amurskiy
  • Svetlana KryuchkovaZinaida (a.k.a. Zinulya), Nicholas's wife
  • Mikhail KokshenovSophia's neighbor
  • Natalya SeleznyovaTatiana (a.k.a. Tanya) Barygin-Amurskya, Anatoly's wife
  • Evgeny ZharikovNicholas (a.k.a. Coca), Zinaida's husband
  • Larisa EryominaSophia (a.k.a. Sofochka), Zinaida's girlfriend and «former ballerina of noblewomen»
  • Zoya Isayeva — Sophia's neighbor, wash clothes in the basin
  • Elena Volskaya — flower-girl
  • Georgi Yumatovpasser-by with a bulldog

Wedding EventEdit

In the final novel by the young man, Vladimir Zavitushkin, fails to offer a hand and heart, he comes to his own wedding, where he can not find a bride - before they met only on the street, and he memorized her in winter clothes. Attempts to discreetly find out who of the women present is his future wife, lead to unpredictable consequences - the bridegroom takes the bride (and she does have a daughter (and not one) - very little) for her mother.

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Locations and propsEdit

Crime and PunishmentEdit

  • Gorbushkin's homeownership — Astrakhan, Jean Jaurès Street.
  • The song «Ruins people not beer»Astrakhan, «Tatar-Bazaar».
  • The church, which is seen in the background behind the fence of Gorbushkin's homeownership — Astrakhan, Church of St. John Chrysostom. Subsequently, at the church bell tower was restored.
  • The car with the detainees traveling on the only place in the city so far (at the beginning of 2015) preserved real ancient cobblestones (the same place and the same church featured in the movie My Friend Ivan Lapshin).
  • «The prosecutor's office» — Astrakhan, Kuybyshev's Street, Gubin's House. During the filming there was Astrakhan Palace of Pioneers A.I. Gubin's House, and the window of the investigator - Astrakhan Kremlin.

Fun AdventureEdit

  • The song about Cupid — Astrakhan, Nikolskaya Street. During the filming, it was called Rosa Luxemburg's Street.
  • The fall cat from eave — Astrakhan, Fioletov's Street.
  • Quay where Anatole bought flowers — Astrakhan, promenade «Seventeenth marina».
  • Boarding the bus Anatole and Zinaida — Astrakhan, Nikolskaya Street.

Wedding EventEdit

  • Search the bride's house — Moscow, 1st Obydenskiy lane. In the background - Church of Elijah the Prophet everyday. [1]
  • The house of the bride — Moscow, Shchepochkina's home (Spasopeskovsky lane, 6). Also seen in the picture Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior on the Sands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Не может быть! :: Мосфильм". cinema.mosfilm.ru. Retrieved 2014-10-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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