The Russian Centre, Madrid (Atocha, 34) keeps offering cultural activities for the summer, and, this afternoon at 17:00 hrs it’s a comedy, Gentlemen of fortune, a film directed by Alexander Seriy in 1971. The film will be shown in the original language, with subtitles. Free entry.
The film has the perfect storyline for a refreshing summer afternoon, laughing out loud with the principal character, Troshkin. He is the headmaster of a kindergarten, and a good person on top of it. One day he realises that he is the doppelganger of a famous criminal, known as The Teacher, whose crew, has stolen the golden helmet that belonged to Alexander the Great. The thieves manage to hide their booty before being caught by the police, who convince Troshkin to impersonate The Teacher in prison, in order to gain information from the thieves about the helmet’s whereabouts. The good man has to learn the thieves’ languages in a very short time, as well as getting to grips with the jail code, all the time hiding his real nature. However, when things take an unexpected turn, Troshkin falls back on the methods most familiar to him to control the thieves; he treats them like capricious children.