Gentlemen of Fortune

Synopsis: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after militia "inputs" Troshkin into the criminal environment he has nothing left to do but to carefully play out the part of his "evil twin".
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
88 min












Archeological Expedition No 12.

- I'll bet there're snakes around.

- What snakes?


- Make the camel lie down.

- Down! Lie down, man!

Come on, Vassia, Vassia, Vassia...

Docent! Hey, Docent!

- He won't lie down!

- I'll clobber you!

Hear that? We'll clobber you!

Lie down, beast, I tell you!

- Where is it?

- Over there, in that yellow tent.

We move as soon as it's dark.

USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs

How much does the helmet weigh?

Five kilograms, 242 grams,

and it's pure gold.


A pretty heavy hat.

Comrade Colonel,

it's more than a hat...

It's a rarity, it's archeologically

and historically unique.

Everything bears out our theory

that this is the helmet

which the Emperor Alexander

the Great of Macedonia lost

when he set out to subdue India.

Ask Slavin to come in. You should

guard your precious treasures.

- We had someone to guard it.

- No doubt...

For a thief it's not an archeological

treasure, but just a piece of gold.

He can take it apart, melt it down,

he might even sell it abroad.


The culprits' identities have been

established, they're all old offenders.



Biely, their chief.

- May I?

- Please.

He's a very dangerous criminal.

What a repulsive-looking individual!

Mother! I'm going to be late.

Coming, son.

Here you are. Eat, darling.


- Good morning.

- How are you?

How's my son doing? Is he behaving?

You'd better be strict with him.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

Commuter's pass.

I have my ticket.

Kindergarten No. 82

- Hello, Yelena Nikolayevna.

- Good morning. They're not eating.

- Good morning.

- Good morning!

May I have your attention, comrades,

for just a minute!

Today, you're not going to eat

your breakfast here.

Instead we're going on a trip to Mars.

I appoint Igoryok commander.

- Igoryok, today you're a commander.

- Yes, sir!

Now take your cosmic spoons

and interplanetary forks,

and finish everything on your plates.

We won't be back on earth till lunch.

You're a genius!

- Yevgeny, can we see you for a minute?

- Sorry, I'm busy now.

But this man here insists.

Ah! I've caught you at last.

- To Docent!

- Yep.

It's something better

than picking pockets.

I'll get myself a car with a player,

fancy threads, and off to Yalta!

Get ready!

We'll nab all three!

- Well, what?

- Have you flogged the helmet?

- I just went fishing.

- Where? Why fishing?

Near the landing dock...

In an ice hole.

- Cross-eyes, can you swim?

- Me? Swim?

Now, in winter?

Our deal didn't include swimming.

- They've got us staked out.

- What do you mean?

I feel it...

I got radar antennas.

Time for us to split up.

- Good afternoon!

- That's it. End of the line!

This is where we get off, boys!

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf,

big bad wolf, big bad wolf?

Where're you running, stupid wolf,

old wolf, big bad wolf?

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf,

big bad wolf, big bad wolf?

Where're you running, stupid wolf,

old wolf, big bad wolf?

Very good!

A big hand, comrades!

Now comes the cruel, nasty wolf.

I'll huff and I'll puff,

and I'll blow your house down!

Well, that wasn't bad at all.

Thank you very much.

Only, you know, Igoryok,

you should be more scary.

I'll huff and I'll puff,

and I'll blow your house down!

Yevgeny Ivanovich, it's that man

again, the weird one.

Good afternoon, Comrade Troshkin.

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Georgiy Daneliya

Georgiy Daneliya (Georgian: გიორგი დანელია Giorgi Danelia; Russian: Гео́ргий Никола́евич Дане́лия; born 25 August 1930), also known as Giya Daneliya, is a Soviet and Russian film director and screenwriter known throughout the Soviet Union for his "lyric (or sad) comedies" (as he styles them). He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1989. more…

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