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YMMV / Gentlemen of Fortune

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  • Director Displacement: Many people think Gentlemen of Fortune was directed by Georgi Danelia (who was a co-writer and art director).
  • Memetic Mutation: As it always happens to popular Soviet films, every single phrase from the movie became a meme. Every. Single. One.
  • The Producer Thinks of Everything: The aforementioned game of chess in the hotel is real. You can deduce all the moves by what you see in the movie. In the first game, Sad Sack successfully pulls off a chess gambit and actually plays surprisingly well for a criminal.
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  • The Woobie: Sad Sack. Before his life turned to crime, he had a wife and a son and was hinted to be a normal citizen, member of the intelligentsia. Now he is a petty thief with a long rap sheet, no home, no prospects in life and a son who thinks he's dead.


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