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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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Cast

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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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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Runtime:

(12 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The niece of the real Walter Schellenberg sent Oleg Tabakov a Thank-You-postcard for the well played role. She said that Tabakov had so much resemblance with the real Schellenberg that it was for her like seeing her real uncle on TV. 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: Den konstitucii (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mgnoveniya
(uncredited)
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 MaksikSee 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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