Director: Vitaly Melnikov
Cast: Svetlana Kryuchkova, Alexei Petrenko, Oleg Borisov, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Borislav Brondukov, Yevgeny Leonov
This film is based on Nikolai Gogol’s comedy of the same name. Podkolesin has been unlucky in love and has been pushed by his friend, Kochkarev, to consider marrying the merchant’s daughter Agafya Tikonova. However just before saying “’till death do us part”, Podkolesin manages an escape where comedy and hijinks ensue. A must-watch for lovers of Gogol’s classic literature and lovers of quirky Soviet comedy.