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Hipsters (2008)
"Stilyagi" (original title)

 -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  October 2011 (USA)
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Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s.

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Cast

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Polza
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Katya (as Evgeniya Brik)
Maksim Matveyev ...
Fred (as Maksim Matveev)
Igor Voynarovskiy ...
Bob
Ekaterina Vilkova ...
Konstantin Balakirev ...
Dryn
Aleksandr Stefantsov ...
Nolik
Georgiy Sivokhin ...
Kim
Olga Smirnova ...
Sherri
Yanina Buiko ...
Liza
Irina Rozanova ...
Mat Polzy
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Otets Melsa
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
Otets Freda
Aleksey Gorbunov ...
Labukh
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Storyline

While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and reveling in forbidden jazz. Straight-laced 20-year-old Communist Mels finds these brazen 'hipsters' shocking until he falls under the spell of one, namely Polly, and joins the new revolution. Soon he's a peacock, cavorting in the latest flashy fashions, sporting an enormous pompadour and wailing on the saxophone. Written by Production

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Moscow 1955. Hot Jazz Meets Cold War.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boogie Bones  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Anton Shagin had to take saxophone lessons to play Mels. See more »

Quotes

Katya: You're worse than an enemy, Mels. You're a traitor.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Emu ne nuzhna amerikanskaya zhena
("He Doesn't Need an American Wife")
Music by Kolibri
Words by Konstantin Meladze
Arrangement by Konstantin Meladze
Performed by VIA Gra
Courtesy of VIA Entertainment
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Silyagi Russian for Stylish Guy
2 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While on a recent vacation to the Ukraine, I had a chance to see this movie. Though I speak very little Russian, I was able to follow the story quite easily. It is an excellent film about Jazz sub culture in former Soviet Russia. It was visually dynamic and very well filmed. The songs are fantastic and catchy!! I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to it being released on video in the United States. The characters are wonderfully played. The lady I saw the film with told me that it "shined a big smile on America." I highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in Russian movies, musicals or the former Soviet Union.


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