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Vysotskiy. Spasibo, chto zhivoy (2011)

Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last ... See full summary »

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Polkovnik KGB Viktor Bekhteev
Ivan Urgant
Maksim Leonidov
Vladimir Ilin
Andrey Panin
Dmitriy Astrakhan
Anna Ardova
Vladimir Menshov
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Igor Chernevich
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Vladimir Kapustin
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Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch

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1 December 2011 (Russia)  »

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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Symbol vs Death
7 January 2012 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

I would say this is film about man who is the symbol of the people versus death. And the death in this film closely related to government and KGB. Death is also can be seen as the Visotskiy inability to further work on his poetry - which is the life. Most people who do not know about Visotskiy, how people lived in Soviet Union, will find this film as waste of time. Most people who know Visotskiy well will expect bio type film. It is not. Audience younger than 40 and who lived in former USSR, may expect true satisfaction. As film it is very good. Soundtrack selection sometimes strange. Actors are excellent, except Visotskiy, dialogs are good.


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