Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973)

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The series, based on a popular novel of the same name, depicts the exploits of a Russian spy Isaev, working undercover as Standartenfuhrer Stierlitz, in Nazi Germany during 17 days in very ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ...
 Stirlitz (12 episodes, 1973)
Yefim Kopelyan ...
 Narrator (12 episodes, 1973)
Leonid Bronevoy ...
 Müller (10 episodes, 1973)
Ekaterina Gradova ...
 Kathe (9 episodes, 1973)
Rostislav Plyatt ...
 Pastor Schlag (9 episodes, 1973)
Oleg Tabakov ...
 Schellenberg (8 episodes, 1973)
Nikolai Prokopovich ...
 Himmler (7 episodes, 1973)
Yuriy Vizbor ...
 Bormann (6 episodes, 1973)
Mikhail Zharkovsky ...
 Kaltenbrunner (6 episodes, 1973)
Leonid Kuravlyov ...
 Eismann (5 episodes, 1973)
Wilhelm Burmeier ...
 Göring (5 episodes, 1973)
Vasiliy Lanovoy ...
 General Wolff (5 episodes, 1973)
Konstantin Zheldin ...
 Holtoff (5 episodes, 1973)


The series, based on a popular novel of the same name, depicts the exploits of a Russian spy Isaev, working undercover as Standartenfuhrer Stierlitz, in Nazi Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stierlitz has worked his way to the very top of the RSHA, main Nazi security and intelligence agency, without being caught. However, his "colleagues", top Hitler's officers Bormann, Mueller, Schellenberg are beginning to suspect him. Stierlitz is constantly walking on the edge between his two identities, sending information to Russia, while skillfully maintaining the appearance of loyalty to Nazi regime. Written by <>

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Release Date:

11 August 1973 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Seventeen Moments of Spring  »

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After the series was released, Stirlitz became the subject of numerous Russian jokes and remains one of the most popular Russian joke characters until today. Most of the jokes spoof the solemn style of the voice-overs from the series and their plot is resolved in grotesque plays on words or in dumb parodies of Stirlitz's overly smart narrow escapes and superlogical trains of thought. See more »


Heinrich Mueller: These days you can not believe anybody. Even yourself. You can believe me, though.
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Pesnya o dalyokoy Rodine
Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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All-time classic spy movie
2 September 1998 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

In the history of Soviet movie there are only two examples of transformation of screen heroes in folk story ('anecdote') heroes. The first was famous "Chapayev" (1934) and the heroes were Chapayev and Petka. The second is "Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny" and the heroes are Stirlitz and Muller. Despite of thousands of anecdotes, "Semnadtsat mgnoveniy.." is a very nostalgic, humane, sincere movie and it delivers to us moments of truth. I like it very much.

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