A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »
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...  Stirlitz 12 episodes, 1973
...  Narrator 12 episodes, 1973
...  Müller 10 episodes, 1973
...  Kathe 9 episodes, 1973
...  Pastor Schlag 9 episodes, 1973
...  Schellenberg 8 episodes, 1973
...  Himmler 7 episodes, 1973
Yuriy Vizbor ...  Bormann 6 episodes, 1973
Mikhail Zharkovsky ...  Kaltenbrunner 6 episodes, 1973
...  Eismann 5 episodes, 1973
Wilhelm Burmeier ...  Göring 5 episodes, 1973
...  General Wolff 5 episodes, 1973
...  Holtoff 5 episodes, 1973
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a Soviet spy operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stierlitz, depicted by Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Stierlitz is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies. The series is considered the most successful Soviet espionage thriller ever made, and is one of the most popular television series in Russian history.

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It was hard for the crew to work with Vyacheslav Tikhonov. He had the highest wages possible for a Soviet actor, 50 rubles a day; as he was also paid for rehearsals, his salary made 75 rubles a day. The filmmakers did not fail to pay him but he thought he was not receiving the complete wages and would sit on the set with a pen and paper, calculating. Tatyana Lioznova, who worked with him a lot, had long conversations with him and kept making sure he was in a good mood, was the only one from the crew who managed to find a common language with him. See more »

Quotes

Heinrich Mueller: These days you can not believe anybody. Even yourself. You can believe me, though.
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Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Den konstitucii (2002) See more »

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Pesnya o dalyokoy Rodine
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Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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All-time classic spy movie
2 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

In the history of Soviet movie there are only two examples of transformation of screen heroes in folk story ('anecdote') heroes. The first was famous "Chapayev" (1934) and the heroes were Chapayev and Petka. The second is "Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny" and the heroes are Stirlitz and Muller. Despite of thousands of anecdotes, "Semnadtsat mgnoveniy.." is a very nostalgic, humane, sincere movie and it delivers to us moments of truth. I like it very much.


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