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Seventeen Moments of Spring 

Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (original title)
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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Series cast summary:
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ...  Stirlitz 12 episodes, 1973
Yefim Kopelyan ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 1973
Leonid Bronevoy ...  Müller 10 episodes, 1973
Ekaterina Gradova ...  Kathe 9 episodes, 1973
Rostislav Plyatt ...  Pastor Schlag 9 episodes, 1973
Oleg Tabakov ...  Schellenberg 8 episodes, 1973
Nikolai Prokopovich ...  Himmler 7 episodes, 1973
Yuriy Vizbor ...  Bormann 6 episodes, 1973
Mikhail Zharkovsky Mikhail Zharkovsky ...  Kaltenbrunner 6 episodes, 1973
Leonid Kuravlyov ...  Eismann 5 episodes, 1973
Wilhelm Burmeier Wilhelm Burmeier ...  Göring 5 episodes, 1973
Vasiliy Lanovoy ...  General Wolff 5 episodes, 1973
Konstantin Zheldin ...  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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Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

11 August 1973 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Seventeen Moments of Spring See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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(12 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The person responsible for extras casting was Jewish and was casting a lot of his friends and relatives in tiny parts. As a result, when the military consultant (from the KGB) saw the chosen actors, he said that most of the guards at Nazi headquarters looked like soldiers of Israeli army, not elite SS soldiers, and demanded that they change them to more appropriate looking actors. As a result, the roles of SS guards were played by military cadets of the frontier-guards schools from Tallinn (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia), who, being tall, blonde and blue-eyed looked more like real SS soldiers. See more »

Quotes

Cure: [dictating a letter to Vatican to a cleric scribe] ... And Pastor Schlag or his angelic image...
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Soundtracks

Pesnya o dalyokoy Rodine
(uncredited)
Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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Opinion from Russia
23 October 2002 | by lowwaySee all my reviews

One of the best films of Soviet Union. It is not about intrigues and spy games, though the plot is really gripping. Last months of WW II. Shtirliz - Soviet resident is under suspection of Gestapo. Being in the heart of Hitler's sistem, he struggled with hazi regime long years. The Third Reich bosses Himmler, Shellenberg, Wolf understand that their game is over, they try to save their own skin and seek for separate peace with USA and Great Britain. This treaty could be big calamity for Soviet people, and USSR secret service breakes ignouble plans of nazi. The famouse Soviet actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov (Prince Andej in "War and peace" by Bondarchuk) have excellent incarnated the interesting and very complicated character of Shtirliz. All other roles were played by the best actors of Soviet screen.

Some parts of film were shot in GDR. For the first time after WW II in Soviet cinema appeared the German soldier character, who was kind and humane person. Gestapo guard Helmut saved Russian secret service woman Katya with her child, but himself perished. This role was brillant played by GDR actor Otto Mellies.

"Seventeen moments of spring" is about people, who were cut off their home, country, families in order to fighting with nazi criminals.


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