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New Global Dinner Nights Meetup: Dinner Party to see the Russian comedy film, "Gentlemen of Fortune"

From: Jay Reiss, M.
Sent on: Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:42 PM

Attend a Movie Screening of the Russian Comedy Film, "Gentlemen of Fortune"

It's Party Time !!!

Gentlemen of Fortune DVD cover.jpgHere we go again my friends - another chance to enjoy lots of laughs and good times with another dinner party and the famous Russian comedy film, "Gentlemen of Fortune" starring famous Russian actors Evgeni Leonov, Georgi Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveli Kramarov, and Natalya Fateyeva.

This film has remained an all-time classic for both its humor and acting and it was highly recommended to me by a Russian woman who loves... loves... LOVES her favorite Russian movies! The film "Gentlemen of Fortune" was part of her "Top Three Comedies" to come out of the Motherland. I initially wondered if I could track it down, but was lucky enough to find it online and I have a certified copy produced by Ruscico - the Russian Cinema Council.

There's only room for eight people at this event so please RSVP early to guarantee that you'll join us. To be fair to others, please ONLY RSVP if you're fairly certain you can make it. (I'll maintain a waiting list until the week of the meetup).

Just like our January party, I will organize a potluck dinner before the movie, the details of which will be sent by email to those with confirmed reservations.

This meetup will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 6:00pm till 10:00pm and you should plan to arrive at 6:00pm for dinner and in any case no later than 6:30pm. If you RSVP, please plan to stay at least until the movie ends at 9:00pm. The location and directions will be sent out by email before the meeting.

This film will be shown in its original Russian language with easy-to-follow English subtitles. It's a 90-minute movie, and we'll have dinner first, enjoy some refreshments, and talk a bit after the film is over.

Please read the movie reviews below, which will give you a sense of what you're in for - one of the reviewers said he laughed so hard, he had to install seat belts on his sofa !!!

Get ready to laugh and have some fun!

Film Details

Actors: Evgeni Leonov, Georgi Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveli Kramarov, Natalya Fateyeva
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: Russian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Image Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
Run Time: 88 minutes
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars

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Reviews of Gentlemen of Fortune

"This is one of the best comedies that were produced during the Soviet time. It's funny, pointed, and represents the best of Russian humor. All actors who play in this movie are the elite of Russian cinematography and hold a very special place in every Russian heart. Those who think of Russia as a gloomy grey place will be pleasantly surprised by this lighthearted, clean comedy, with its quotes being a staple of Russian language. Strongly recommend it!!!"


"First time I saw this movie when it came out in 1971, I was 7 years old then. I remember, I laughed so hard I fell of the chair in movie theater. Now I don't fall of the chair just because I installed seat belts on my couch.

What makes a soviet era movie so good is that they all have clean humor pretty much rated 'G' without need for profanity and cheap jokes of today's Russian flicks trying to imitate worst of American movie culture.

This movie is still one of my favorites along with Diamond Arm and few others."


"My wife, a Russian, turned me on to this movie a few years ago. Since then, it's been one of our favorites. It is definitely worth buying if you have any interest in Russia. So many everyday sayings came out of these old soviet comedies. It's also a more honest portrayal of Russia than we (Americans) have been fed since way back into Cold War times.

It's important to note all the work that Image Entertainment has put into this edition. The audio/video quality is excellent as always. The menu page can be in English or Russian. The subtitles are in many languages including English and Russian. The Russian subtitles are very useful for people like me that have studied the language, but are not completely fluent."


" A fun film well loved in the former Soviet Union. A great cast and enjoyable story add up to 5 stars."


"A classic Soviet Movie - sort of like a half-comedy, very interesting!! Evgeny Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Saveliy Kramarov - unbelievable actors, wonderful performance!

I'd recommend this movie to everyone to watch - it's interesting and you don't get tired of watching it. Good quality!"

See you on February 18th !!!

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