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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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Karen Shakhnazarov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Sklyar ... Kostya Ivanov
Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy ... Stepan Grushko
Nikolay Averyushkin ... Zhura Ryabov
Pyotr Shcherbakov ... Ivan Bavurin
Elena Tsyplakova ... Katya Bobrova
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... 'Papa'
Leonid Kuravlyov ... Samsonov
Borislav Brondukov ... Kolbashev
Larisa Dolina ... Klementina Fernandes
Yuriy Vasilev Yuriy Vasilev ... Orlov
Nikolay Kochegarov ... sekreter Samsonova (as N. Kochegarov)
Pyotr Merkurev ... Yegor (as P. Merkuryev)
Yuri Gusev Yuri Gusev ... Mafiozi (as Yu. Gusev)
Irina Mazur ... sputnitsa 'Papy' (as I. Mazur)
Boris Gitin ... 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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jazz | russia | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Music

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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

6 June 1983 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Jazzman See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The Jazzman
13 November 2002 | by princessalizaSee all my reviews

The English transliteration is misleading. The name is actually pronounced "Moo-ee Ee-z dschaz" kind of meaning We are Jazz. The music is more ragtime than jazz, but this is a great hero-esque story, especially if you can deal with white subtitles on light colored backgrounds.


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