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Jazzman (1983)

My iz dzhaza (original title)
A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism. He hires two street musicians to form a dixie band, and goes from one city ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Sklyar ... Kostya Ivanov
... Stepan Grushko
... Zhura Ryabov
... Ivan Bavurin
... Katya Bobrova
... 'Papa'
... Samsonov
... Kolbashev
Larisa Dolina ... Klementina Fernandes
Yuriy Vasilev ... Orlov
... sekreter Samsonova (as N. Kochegarov)
Pyotr Merkurev ... Yegor (as P. Merkuryev)
Yuri Gusev ... Mafiozi (as Yu. Gusev)
... sputnitsa 'Papy' (as I. Mazur)
... Chlen komissii (as B. Gitin)
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A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism. He hires two street musicians to form a dixie band, and goes from one city to another trying to gain fame. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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With such movies we "takikh navalyayem ...", because it is "polyot dushi"
25 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

A good musical with a good message. What does it mean to have a friend and to be the one? It is shown in this movie.

Larisa Dolina in a Negro make-up is a killer. She is asked a straight question: "Togda, mozhet, pivka?" Ridiculous. Igor Sklyar's character is superb in his childish manner of behaving himself. The image of a little girl sitting at a gramophone with those dreamy eyes of hers is like an impressionist's painting. The background music is touching and mild. There is a good plot too, but the whole upper mood is the thing that counts.

The movie comforts and cheers you up. Odessa is coming to your home with this film. It is a heart-warming movie with incredible atmosphere.

There is one interesting story connected with this film. Nikolai Karachentsov, a famous Russian actor, once was offered the leading role in this movie. He rejected it. When time passed and Karachentsov saw the final product, boy, was he upset by his decision! But to me Igor Sklyar is the perfect choice for this film. His touchy character with a soft voice feels and looks innocent and vulnerable.

It deserves the highest mark being a movie you cannot improve and cannot forget. Thanks for attention.


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