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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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)
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 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)
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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 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 <simon@ascent.com>

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The two songs by Édith Piaf, that Stierlitz and Schlag listen to while driving to the border, were actually recorded in the '60s. See more »

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Heinrich Mueller: Where the next kid, instead of the word "Hello", will say "Heil Hitler!", that's where we will start again!
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Referenced in Return to Treasure Island (1988) See more »

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Mgnoveniya
(uncredited)
Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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a very good spy story
27 September 2006 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Made in black-white as most TV receivers in Soviet block in the 1970's were black and white.

The story covers last weeks of existence of Hitler's Reich and some attempts of SS generals to conclude a separate armistice with USA and UK. The SS colonel Stirlitz is a Russian spy trying to prevent it. Some front combat scenes are shown as intermezzos. Although the war was finished more than 60 years ago, we still do not know all its details and secrets. Maybe, some German leaders tried to break the coalition between Anglo-Saxon powers and Russia. But the range of Soviet infiltration of central entities of 3rd Reich (like RSHA, General Staff or NSDAP Chancellory) has not been fully explained so far.

Anyway, this is a very interesting film to watch.


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