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Series cast summary:
Kh. Khelstorf
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Yu. Kuzmenko
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
B. Kuznetsov
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
A. Martynov
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Akhim Petri ...
 Adolf Hitler (11 episodes, 1993-1994)
B. Rasstalnnoy
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
I. Shmeleva
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)
N. Volkov
(11 episodes, 1993-1994)


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1993 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Tragediya 20 veka  »

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A strong whiff of nonsense
15 March 2009 | by (NY, USA (mostly)) – See all my reviews

These series is the "official" version of the events as they were finally formed into the proper mythology by the end of Brezhnev era. Here we are, the production date is 1993, the Soviet Union is no more, but director Ozerov is clinging to the older ways very firmly.

What's even worse, as compared to his own earlier works, this one is really awful. There is basically no plot, no character studies, nothing, really nothing. It's like an endless illustrated incantation from the middle school textbook from good old days of the "developed socialism".

Battles look ridiculous. Dialogues make no sense. Few of them were taken from memoirs, but even those were botched. Everything looks like a caricature of the earlier better propaganda efforts.

If you still want to see the Brezhnev era look at the war, watch Osvobozhdenie or 'Neizvestnaya voyna' (Unknown War).

In any case watching this would be a great waste of time with zero value. An awful effort from good party man of the times of stagnation.

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