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Testimony (1988)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | November 1988 (USA)
The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

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Nina Shostakovich
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Galya Shostakovich
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Maxim Shostakovich
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The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

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The music's the star.
16 October 2001 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

It was a long time ago that I saw this film, but I remember enjoying it very much. It's not exactly a happy tale, but it is uplifting thanks to the wonderful music. I knew almost nothing of Shostakovich's music before seeing the film, but I left thinking this was one damn fine composer.


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