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Mirror for a Hero (1988)
"Zerkalo dlya geroya" (original title)

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Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native miners town and found themselvesin 1949... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Sergey Koltakov ...
Sergey Pshenichny
Ivan Bortnik ...
Andrew Nemchinov
Boris Galkin ...
Sergey's father in 1940s
Natalya Akimova ...
Sergey's mother in 1940s
Feliks Stepun ...
Sergey's father in 1980s
Yakov Stepanov ...
Blind war hero
Viktor Smirnov ...
Mine director
Nikolay Stotskiy
Sergei Parshin
Valentin Aronyan
Aleksandr Peskov
Yelena Kozlitina ...
Sergey's wife
Denis Tsys
Mikhail Chernobrovkin
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Vyacheslav Butusov ...
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Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native miners town and found themselvesin 1949... See full synopsis »

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Wow, that's quite a Mirror!
30 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Proust meets "Groundhog Day" in a Donbass coal mining town of Stalinist Russia, with a soundtrack featuring Nautilus Pompilius doing "Goodbye America" – is it any wonder that Khotinenko's Mirror ranks as one of a half-dozen perestroika-era movies that have achieved must-see status for Russians, ex-Soviets, never-were-Soviets and the rest of us?

The high-dome version: Zerkalo/Mirror said two things well in 1987 and just as well today: (1) the past is more complex than you thought; and (2) you can't fix it but you can understand it better – which makes empathy possible and reconciliation within reach.

To describe much more is to deprive Mirror of some of its power to surprise, so enough said – OK, plus these extra credit questions: 1. Does the Mirror of the title reflect (as it were) A. Tarkovsky's Mirror of 1974? And 2. Is somebody trying to further Perestroika II by putting Perestroika I movies like this one on prime-time Moscow TV so frequently of late, as the reports have it? Isn't that a nice conspiracy theory to contemplate, for a change?


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