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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
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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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Drama | History | War

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Trivia

The production team had not very details about Gestapo-chef Heinrich MÜller. Therefore the character "Müller" in this series, played by Leonid Bronevoy has very little resemblance with the historical Heinrich Müller. Not only doesn't Bronevoy look like Heinrich Müller, but also he is much older in the movie (he supposed to be 60 but the actual Müller was 45 years old in 1945, just like the character Stierlitz). See more »

Quotes

Heinrich Mueller: These days you can not believe anybody. Even yourself. You can believe me, though.
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Connections

Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Kin-Dza-Dza! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Mgnoveniya
(uncredited)
Music by Mikael Tariverdiev (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Iosif Kobzon (uncredited)
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Humane
26 May 2007 | by vldv22See all my reviews

What make this movie unique, is how Germans are shown. They are villains, but unlike in many modern movies these villains are not ugly, stupid or emotionless. They have personalities, they are clever, cunning and often charming. Just like one would assume many Nazis were in real life.

There is no much shooting or killing in this film. No special effects. What it has is a great story (loosely based on actual events, I think), great acting, dialogues, and cinematography. Although there are 12 episodes of the film, you will wish there have been more.

Great film. I should watch it again...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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