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Zimniy vecher v Gagrakh (1985)

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A young romantic loves step dance but there is only one person who knows this forgotten art. Beglov was a step dance super star back in 50s but as step became unpopular he lost everything. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Evgeniy Evstigneev ...
Beglov
Arkadi Nasyrov ...
Beglov in youth
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy ...
Arkadi Grachyov
Natalya Gundareva ...
Melnikova
Sergey Nikonenko ...
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Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
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Georgiy Burkov ...
Fyodor
Svetlana Amanova ...
Alena
Aleksandr Shirvindt ...
TV host
Anna Ivanova ...
Alena v detstve (as Anya Ivanova)
Mikhail Derzhavin
Anatoli Kroll ...
dirizher Stepan
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Yuri Gusev ...
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A young romantic loves step dance but there is only one person who knows this forgotten art. Beglov was a step dance super star back in 50s but as step became unpopular he lost everything. He hates even this word - 'chechotka' (step dance). But somehow the young man convinces him to become his coach and manager. Written by Konstantin Dlutskii <kedlutski@mailexcite.com>

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Winter Evening in Gagry  »

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Excellent film about tap dancing made by Russian director Karen Shaknazarov
26 August 2009 | by (Cinema of the world / World Cinema.) – See all my reviews

There are not many people who know that Russia was famous for Jazz music in the past.Russian director Karen Shaknazarov has depicted the joys and sorrow of some Russian musicians in his film "Winter evening in Gagry".He showed that an alternative music system operated in erstwhile Russia which needed state's protection.His film is one of a kind film for all music fans as it will surely make you happy. This film features how happiness radiates on the faces of musicians.This is also a family film as it showcases a strained father-daughter relationship.We get to see that the best time for a father came ages ago when he danced with his 3 year old daughter in Gagry.Although "Zimniy Vecher V Gagrakh" is not at a political film yet Karen Shaknazarov depicts how talented music artists are ignored by communist television authorities.This happens as a renowned living artist is announced as a dead artist on national television. In "Zimniy Vecher V Gagrakh" there are a couple of good dances to see which feature great background music.It is through this film that we also get a glimpse of troubled relationship of Russian artists.


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