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Series cast summary:
 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)
 Schellenberg (8 episodes, 1973)
Nikolai Prokopovich ...
 Himmler (7 episodes, 1973)
Yuriy Vizbor ...
 Bormann (6 episodes, 1973)
Mikhail Zharkovsky ...
 Kaltenbrunner (6 episodes, 1973)
 Eismann (5 episodes, 1973)
Wilhelm Burmeier ...
 Göring (5 episodes, 1973)
 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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11 August 1973 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Seventeen Moments of Spring  »

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There were no characters of Frau Saurich and Gabi in the original novel. Tatyana Lioznova's idea was that Frau Saurich could resemble Stirlitz of his mother and, reserved as he was, he could slightly reveal himself before her. Lioznova didn't like the scenes with Frau Saurich that Yulian Semyonov wrote and she decided she would rewrite the script during filming, but nevertheless, they showed the script to Faina Ranevskaya and she rejected the offer to play Frau Saurich. The role went to Emiliya Milton. Her lines were written right on set but Lioznova liked her performance so much that when some scenes with Milton were completed, Lioznova would sit down and write more. See more »


Heinrich Mueller: These days you can not believe anybody. Even yourself. You can believe me, though.
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Referenced in Pozner: Stanislav Govorukhin (2010) See more »


Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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18 June 2002 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie a lot of times and year after year I have a strong desire to watch it again. The story never ends. I got addicted to it as millions of Russians did. The war still means a lot to me. The movie spins the brain in the right direction. The best war series ever seen. Nothing to compare with the modern blockbusters. Totally different athmospere and completely different result. Simply the best.

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