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My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1984)
"Moy drug Ivan Lapshin" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1984 (Soviet Union)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrei Boltnev ...
Ivan Lapshin
Nina Ruslanova ...
Natasha Adasova
Andrey Mironov ...
Khanin
Aleksei Zharkov ...
Okoshkin
Zinaida Adamovich ...
Patrikeyevna
Alexander Filippenko ...
Zanadvorov (as Aleksandr Filippenko)
Yuriy Kuznetsov ...
Superintendent
Valeriy Filonov ...
Pobuzhinskiy
Anatoli Slivnikov ...
Bychkov
Andrey Dudarenko ...
Kashin
Semyon Farada
Nina Usatova
Valeri Kuzin ...
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Lidiya Volkova
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Yuri Aroyan
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Nikolay Gubenko auditioned for the role of Ivan Lapshin. Yet the director chose to work with Andrei Boltnev because "there was some sort of "doomed" quality about him - it was clear he'd be shot and killed". See more »

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Magnificent
2 February 2010 | by (Constanta,Romania) – See all my reviews

I just heard about German, I mean I knew something about his Krustaliov but I couldn't find it. Now, reading all this reviews about him, little in number but strong in appreciations as they are, I wanted to see his Ivan Lapshin. I just managed to see it with good quality, English subtitles on Youtube. I was amazed, German is in a league of his own, like Bela Tarr but more enjoyable. No wonder he made only six or something movies in his entire career. If all the other movies of him are of the same quality as this one I can understand the effort that he puts in such works of art. His long takes are so much better than,let's say, those artificial ones of Angelopoulos. He is so much more modest than a lot of filmmakers who wonder around at festivals hunting an award or two. He is pristine, alive, every shot of this movie contains something magical. Bravo!


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