Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya (1979)

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After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Vladimir Vysotskiy ...
 Gleb Zheglov (5 episodes, 1979)
Vladimir Konkin ...
 Vladimir Sharapov (5 episodes, 1979)
Sergey Yurskiy ...
 Gruzdev (5 episodes, 1979)
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...
 Yevgeniy Fox (5 episodes, 1979)
Natalya Fateeva ...
 Irina Sobolevskaya (5 episodes, 1979)
Valeriya Zaklunnaya ...
 Klavdiya, Gorbatyi's lover (5 episodes, 1979)
Yevgeni Shutov ...
 Chief Detective Pankov (5 episodes, 1979)
Lev Perfilov ...
 Grisha '6x9' Ushivin, photographer (5 episodes, 1979)
Aleksandr Milyutin ...
 Passyuk Ivan, Criminal Investigator (5 episodes, 1979)
Andrey Gradov ...
 Kolya Taraskin (5 episodes, 1979)
Natalya Danilova ...
 Varvara Sinichkina (5 episodes, 1979)
Aleksey Mironov ...
 Kopytin, driver (5 episodes, 1979)
Vsevolod Abdulov ...
 Pyotr Solovyov 'Petyunya' (5 episodes, 1979)
Lyudmila Davydova ...
 Verka 'Modistka' (5 episodes, 1979)
Yunona Kareva ...
 Gruzdeva (5 episodes, 1979)
Nina Korniyenko ...
 Shura, Sharapov's neibour (5 episodes, 1979)
Pavel Makhotin ...
 Investigator (5 episodes, 1979)
Ivan Bortnik ...
 'Promokashka' (5 episodes, 1979)
Vladimir Paulus ...
 Pavel Rodionov, forensic expert (5 episodes, 1979)
Oleg Savosin ...
 Alexei Tyagunov - Member of the 'Black Cat' Gang (5 episodes, 1979)
Vladimir Zharikov ...
 Thug with a knife, member of the 'Black Cat' gang (5 episodes, 1979)
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
 Driver of 'Black Cat' gang / ... (5 episodes, 1979)
Nikolay Slesarev ...
 Fedor Petrovich Lipatnikov, Gruzdev's neighbor (5 episodes, 1979)
Natalya Chenchik ...
 Fake Anya (5 episodes, 1979)
Igor Starikov ...
 Semen, Shura's disabled husband (5 episodes, 1979)
Tatyana Tkach ...
 Anna Petrovna Dyachkova, Fox's girlfriend / ... (5 episodes, 1979)
Vladimir Goldman ...
 Man in the restaurant (5 episodes, 1979)
Vadim Yakovlev
(5 episodes, 1979)
Stanislav Mikhin ...
 Uncle Slava (5 episodes, 1979)
V. Tumanov ...
 Lieutenant in the restaurant at Zheglov's table (5 episodes, 1979)
Zinoviy Gerdt ...
 Mihail Mihaylovich Bomze (5 episodes, 1979)
A. Radetskaya
(5 episodes, 1979)
Larissa Markaryan ...
 Employee of the Criminal Investigation Department (3 episodes, 1979)
Yevgeni Stezhko ...
 Toporkov, investigator (3 episodes, 1979)
Rudolf Mukhin ...
 Driver of 'Black Cat' gang (2 episodes, 1979)
Lyudmila Gerasimenko ...
 Zheglov's friend (2 episodes, 1979)
Vladimir Yevchenko ...
 Custodian (2 episodes, 1979)
A. Svidersky ...
 Mamykin (2 episodes, 1979)
Nadezhda Popova ...
 Store manager (2 episodes, 1979)


After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to track down a gang "Chernaya Koshka" (Black Cat) which terrorizes the city. Also, they have to find out who murdered Larisa Gruzdeva. Zheglov believes it was her husband Ivan Gruzdev, but Sharapov has his doubts about it... Written by Boris Shafir <>

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Release Date:

11 November 1979 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Can't Change the Meeting Place  »

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7 March 2004 | by (Quebec, QC) – See all my reviews

This movie is a gem. I was amazed by its storytelling: at first slow, the momentum goes building on, spiralling until you finally get trapped in a never ending suspense. What would be of young Sharapov?

If I had to pick a climax scene, I would say is that when the new recruit of the Moscow Criminal Police ends up having to supper at the same table of the most dangerous Moscow criminal! The story makes here quite a twist, since previously Mr. Visotsky had stealed himself the show, without even giving a chance to his fellow partner.

Simply put, what an amazing way to tell a story.. In this movie it seems like every scriptwriter, assistant, every person in the crew carefully invested his talent and effort into creating a masterpiece. And this actually isn't a movie properly, but a TV mini-series. Having recently seen other East European works like the Dekalog (polish television) and Ironiya sudby, ili S lyogkim parom! (or the Irony of Fate) I can only conclude that the former Soviet television was able to produce a content of the utmost quality.

Having said that, I think it's such a shame that so few Western audiences (if any at all) had been exposed to Soviet culture. But I can not blame them anyway, for two reasons. First, some (and I remark "some") of this content might be ideologically flawed. Secondly, the English subtitles are really poor, and there were parts of this movie where the translation wasn't helpful at all, proving instead to be very confusing.

I'll stop here, since this is not the forum to discuss the deeper meaning of some Soviet content. I'll just recommend you to watch this movie. It's a masterpiece, greater than anything Hollywood could ever produce. Now that this movie is available on DVD from numerous sites on the Web, there's no excuse to give it a chance.

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