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Aleksandr Askoldov (1932–2018)

Aleksandr Askoldov was born on July 17, 1932 in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR as Aleksandr Yakovlevich Askoldov. He was a director and actor, known for The Commissar (1967), La chasse aux papillons (1992) and Tal cual (1988). He was married to Svetlana. He died on May 21, 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden. See full bio »


(age 85) in Gothenburg, Sweden

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The Commissar Director
Tal cual Self - Guest


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 1967 The Commissar
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 1992 La chasse aux papillons (as Alexandre Askoldow)
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 1989 The Media Show (TV Series documentary)
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 1988 Tal cual (TV Series)
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Alexandre Askoldow

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The montage of "Komissar" coincided with the end of the Six-Day War, and since Askoldov refused to change the ethnic origin of the Jewish family, he condemned himself to official ostracism until, thanks to the expansion of perestroika, the Berlin Film Festival projected it in 1987, where it collected the Special Prize of the Jury and of the Critic (FIPRESCI). "Komissar" was the first, and only, ... See more »

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