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Sergey Bezrukov ...  Sergey Esenin 5 episodes
Sean Young ...  Isadora Duncan 5 episodes
Gary Busey ...  Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund 5 episodes
Kseniya Rappoport ...  Galina Benislavskaya 5 episodes
Ekaterina Guseva ...  Avgusta Miklashevskaya 5 episodes
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ...  Detective Aleksandr Hlystov 5 episodes
Oleg Tabakov ...  KGB General Simagin 5 episodes
Valentina Telichkina ...  Tatiana Fedorovna, Esenin's Mother 5 episodes
Vitaliy Bezrukov Vitaliy Bezrukov ...  Aleksandr Nikitich Esenin, Sergey Esenin's Father 5 episodes
Anatoliy Gushchin Anatoliy Gushchin ...  Ilya, Esenin's brother 5 episodes
Irina Apeksimova ...  Anna Abramovna Berzin' 5 episodes
Mariya Golubkina ...  Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya 5 episodes
Tatyana Lyutaeva ...  Olga Konstantinovna Tolstaya 5 episodes
Marina Zudina ...  Zinaida Raykh 5 episodes
Pavel Derevyanko ...  Aleksei Ganin 5 episodes
Avangard Leontev ...  Anatoli Lunacharsky 5 episodes
Dmitriy Shcherbina Dmitriy Shcherbina ...  Anatoliy Mariengof 5 episodes
Irina Bezrukova ...  Lidia Kashina 5 episodes
Natalya Rogozhkina ...  Anna Izryadnova 5 episodes
Sergey Astakhov Sergey Astakhov ...  Ilia Shneider 5 episodes
Vladimir Kuznetsov Vladimir Kuznetsov ...  Maksim Gorkiy 5 episodes
Evgeniy Dyatlov Evgeniy Dyatlov ...  Vladimir Mayakovsky 5 episodes
Igor Ivanov ...  Loman 5 episodes
Konstantin Khabenskiy ...  Leon Trotsky 5 episodes
Evgeniy Koryakovskiy Evgeniy Koryakovskiy ...  Boris Pasternak 5 episodes
Andrey Krasko ...  Stalin 5 episodes
Olga Krasko Olga Krasko ...  Archivist Elena 5 episodes
Yuriy Kutsenko ...  Yakov Blumkin 5 episodes
Andrey Leonov ...  Saharov 5 episodes
Oleg Lopukhov Oleg Lopukhov ...  Nasedkin 5 episodes
Roman Madyanov ...  Kirov 5 episodes
Pyotr Merkurev ...  Vsevolod Meyerhold 5 episodes
Aleksandr Mezentsev ...  Dzerzhinskiy 5 episodes
Nikolay Olyalin ...  Grigoriy Samohin 5 episodes
Aleksandr Robak ...  Pribludny 5 episodes
Andrey Rudenskiy ...  Aleksandr Blok 5 episodes
Yuriy Sherstnyov ...  Sudmedexspert 5 episodes
Anna Snatkina ...  Grand Duchess Tatyana 5 episodes
Daniil Spivakovskiy ...  Vetlugin 5 episodes
Andrey Tolubeev ...  KGB officer 5 episodes
Sergey Veksler ...  Ch.K. Detective 5 episodes
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After policeman Aleksandr Hlystov receives an old photo of poet Esenin's dead body just taken out of a loop he immediately begins an investigation, not an official one, but he tries to solve the mystery by himself. The more he learns about Esenin's life and death, the weirder the case gets... Written by Pavel P.

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Sergey Bezrukov played Esenin on stage for seven years before this film. See more »

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One of the best serial films I have ever seen
11 December 2006 | by juan_palmero2010See all my reviews

A truly innovative look at explaining the circumstances surrounding the death of controversial and fascinating Russian poet Sergej Esenin. This film is based on a lot of historical and documentary research, and it shows.

The film goes back and forth between 1985 and the 1910s and 1920s (mostly the latter). This works unusually well. The 1985 scenes correspond to police investigator Aleksandr Khlystov putting together the puzzle of Esenin's death after receiving a disturbing new photograph of dead Esenin, who allegedly committed suicide. Khlystov becomes obsessed with finding out the truth, but runs into all sorts of obstacles, not least the danger of challenging the official version of things in Soviet times. The scenes corresponding to the early 20th century show us what happened in all detail (the film is about 10 hours long).

Outstanding performance by Sergej Bezrukov playing Esenin. I have seldom seen any actor getting so much into his role. He really transcends himself while acting. The rest of the cast is also good.

This film really works. All in all, a truly rewarding experience. Hope it will be issued with subtitles soon, so that non Russian speakers can also enjoy it.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

October 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesienin See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Pro-Cinema Production See more »
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(8 parts)

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