Release date21 December 2007 (2007-12-21) WriterTimur Bekmambetov, Emil Braginskiy (idea), Emil Braginskiy (story), Eldar Ryazanov Initial releaseDecember 21, 2007 (Russia) ScreenplayTimur Bekmambetov, Konstantin Ernst, Anatoly Maksimov, Emil Braginsky, Alexei Slapovski CastKonstantin Khabenskiy (Kostya Lukashin), Elizaveta Boyarskaya (Надя), Sergei Bezrukov (Ираклий), Andrey Myagkov (Evgeniy Lukashin), Yuriy Yakovlev (Ippolit Georgievich), Barbara Brylska (Nadezhda Vasilevna) Similar moviesRelated Timur Bekmambetov movies
The Irony of Fate 2 or The Irony of Fate: Continuation (Russian: Ирония Судьбы. Продолжение; Ironiya sud’by. Prodolzheniye) is a 2007 Russian romantic comedy film directed by Timur Bekmambetov based on a screenplay by Alexey Slapovskiy produced by Channel One and released by Mosfilm. It is a direct sequel of the first The Irony of Fate.
It was originally rumored to be put in production in a press release, dedicated to the original movie's 30th anniversary in 2005.
Irony of Fate earned $55,000,000 in total from its gross box-office release, with $49,000,000 coming from the Russian box-office alone.
The characters from the first film now have children who have managed to get into the same situation as their parents many years ago. However, the story is not simply a remake of the original movie. All of the adventures in the previous film were accidental, but here everything is done according to a plan thought up by Pavlik, a friend of Evgeniy Lukashin.
Pavlik's idea is to help his friend Evgeniy with his loneliness so he dispatches Lukashin's son to St. Petersburg, where he acts in the same manner as his father 30 years ago. In flat 12, he meets Nadezhda, who is actually the daughter of Nadezhda from the first film. She has a fiancé called Irakliy, a businessman. Kostantin's task is to lure Irakliy away from the flat and then wait for Nadezhda's mother to come; he then makes her call Evgeniy Lukashin. Pavlik persuades Evgeniy to go to St Petersburg.
The plot becomes a story of two fights over a woman: Konstantin vs. Irakliy and Evgeniy vs. Ippolit. In the end Lukashin overcomes the competition because Irakliy turns out to be too tedious for Nadya, and Nadezhda understands that she was never truly in love with Ippolit.
Konstantin Khabensky as Konstantin Evgeniyevich Lukashin (nickanamed Kostya) (the son of Evgeniy)
Elizaveta Boyarskaya as Nadezhda Ippolitovna Sheveleva (nickanamed Nadya) (the daughter of Ippolit and Nadezhda)
Sergey Bezrukov as Irakliy Petrovich Izmaylov
Andrey Myagkov as Evgeniy Mikhaylovich Lukashin (nickanamed Zhenya)
Barbara Brylska as Nadezhda Vasilyevna Sheveleva (nickanamed Nadya)
Yuri Yakovlev as Ippolit Georgievich
Mikhail Olegovich Yefremov as Ded Moroz
Yevgeniya Dobrovolskaya as Snegurochka
Valentina Talyzina as Valya, Nadezhda's friend
Alexander Schirvindt as Pavlik, Evgeniy's friend
Dato Bakhtadze as Artur
Ramaz Chkhikvadze Jr. as Artur's son
Sergei Rubeko as the man with the New Year tree
Eldar Ryazanov as Konstantin's seatmate in the plane (cameo role)
Anna Semenovich as the woman at the airport
Viktor Verzhbitsky as the mystery man at the bus stop
Ville Haapasalo as the drunken Finn
Roman Madyanov as the police officer
The film received positive reviews from Film.ru, Time Out, KG, Kinomania and a number of other publications. Online newspaper Lenta.ru praised the films cast, humor and atmosphere but criticized the picture for excessive product placement.