Based on A. Galych's play "Matrosskaya Tishina", "Papa" tells a story of a Jewish father who dreamed of seeing his son perform on a stage in front of huge audiences, he dreamed of seeing ... See full summary »

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Abraham Schwartz
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David Schwartz
Andrei Rozendent ...
David Schwartz, 12 Years
Olga Krasko ...
Tanya
Lidiya Pakhomova ...
Tanya, 12 Years (as Pakhomova Lida)
Olga Miroshnikova ...
Khana
Kseniya Bespalova ...
Khana, 12 Years
Sergey Dreyden ...
Meyer Wolf
Kseniya Lavrova-Glinka ...
Lyudmila Shutova (as Kseniya Glinka)
Anatoliy Vasilev ...
Chernyshov Ivan Kuzmich
Andrey Kuzichyov ...
Slavka Lebedev
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Odintsov
Sergey Ugryumov ...
Mitya Zhuchkov
Artur Smolyaninov ...
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Based on A. Galych's play "Matrosskaya Tishina", "Papa" tells a story of a Jewish father who dreamed of seeing his son perform on a stage in front of huge audiences, he dreamed of seeing him as the greatest violinist of his time. To achieve the goal he taught his son Dodik how to play the violin from the yearly age. When Dodik grew up he left the small town he and his father lived in to study in the Moscow Conservatory leaving his past behind. But one day he has to choose either to loose his father or everything he has achieved. Written by Pavel P.

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Vladimir Mashkov played the role of Abraham Schwartz on stage in the play "Matrosskaya Tishina" that the film is based on. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the end credits it is written in Russian: Posveshaetsa nashim Papam (Dedicated to our fathers). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pozner: Vladimir Mashkov (2010) See more »

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Symphony N.5
Dmitri Shostakovich (as D. Shostakovich)
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impressive
8 February 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

an old play. extraordinary acting. a story in frame of a gloomy period. surely, Papa is one of films who must see. for its force and grace. for its special beauty - reflection of emotions and fights, for extraordinary images and for music. it is Vladimir Mashkov movie and you feel that, scene by scene, more deeply. a film about dreams, choices and happiness. a Russian story extraordinary not only for itself but for the link between characters, past of original play, for the emotions as paintings in sand. and for something who has not place in the words body. maybe, it is far to be original. but it can be a form of revelation/wake-up for a part of its public. because, it is a Russian film. but its message is universal.


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