TV-G | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.
The beginning and ending scenes are in black-and-white, while the rest of the movie is in color. This was done to show the contrast between reality and dream.
Feofan, scribe of ambassadorial department:
Oh, Sir, who is he?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: He's a friend of Anton Semyonovich Shpak's.
George Miloslavsky: What a fool!
The tape recorder seen besides Shurik's TV has two reels of transparent plastic in one shot and one red and one transparent reel in the next.
The opening credits say: The "experimental artist union" presents: a non-science-, fictitious, a not quite realistic and a not accurate historical movie