January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination.... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Egor Beroev ...  Zolotarev, dyatlovets 6 episodes, 2020
Irina Lukina Irina Lukina ...  Dubinina, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Masha Matsel Masha Matsel ...  Kolmogorova, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Roman Evdokimov Roman Evdokimov ...  Slobodin, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Maksim Emelyanov ...  Krivonshchenko, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Yuriy Deynekin Yuriy Deynekin ...  Tibo, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Evgeniy Antropov ...  Kolevatov, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Maksim Kostromykin ...  Yudin, dyatlovets / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Aleksandr Metyolkin Aleksandr Metyolkin ...  Doroshenko, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Ivan Mulin Ivan Mulin ...  Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2020
Mariya Lugovaya Mariya Lugovaya ...  Katya / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Aleksey Bardukov Aleksey Bardukov ...  Vitya 4 episodes, 2020
Pyotr Fyodorov ...  Kostin / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Pavel Vorozhtsov Pavel Vorozhtsov ...  Ivanov 4 episodes, 2020
Aleksey Kirsanov Aleksey Kirsanov ...  Tempalov 3 episodes, 2020
Oleg Vasilkov ...  Boris Slobtsov 3 episodes, 2020
Andrei Dobrovolski Andrei Dobrovolski ...  Aleksandr Okunev 2 episodes, 2020
Danil Ivanov Danil Ivanov ...  Egorov 2 episodes, 2020
Azamat Nigmanov ...  Vasya 2 episodes, 2020
Mikhail Orlov Mikhail Orlov 2 episodes, 2020
Sergey Shakurov ...  Dmitry Rudakov 2 episodes, 2020


January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination. As their bodies turn up a month later, it leaves local investigators puzzled. Their tent was cut open from the inside, they are found frozen stiff in their underwear spread around the camp, some are even partially mangled. Whom or what did they run from? Why did they die, and how? When Oleg, a KGB major, arrives in the province, his inquiry is to be held strictly confidential. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. With the help of Katya, the local medical examiner, Oleg is hell-bent on finding the truth. But the more he learns, the more it becomes clear: The reason the students died will never see the light of day. No one can ever know what really happened. No one. Except him. Written by Beta Film

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Only odd episodes (the ones showing the investigation and filmed in colour) were shot using 16 mm film. The even episodes were shot using digital camera. See more »


Referenced in Evening Urgant: Egor Beroev/Ivan Mulin (2020) See more »

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Great series
22 November 2020 | by boyar-jediSee all my reviews

The most famous TV series in the world, based on a rather sorrowful page from the history of the USSR is without a doubt "Chernobyl". But now a new series has emerged - «Dead mountain. The Dyatlov Pass Incident» - that is also based on real and rather terrible events dated back to the USSR , and I'm wondering if it will become an international sensation?

The series is built around a widely known tragedy that happened in the Ural mountains in 1959. A group of tourists set off on a ski hike but at the appointed time hadn't reached its destination point. Several days later criminalists were sent out to look for the tourists and only by May all 9 bodies were found. The skiers died under mysterious circumstances. Tremendous amount of versions were built around this tragedy, but the incident still remains unsolved - even 60 years after the event. Can the series shed light on that ill-fated night?

The main protagonist is the KGB major Oleg Kostin. He is sent from Moscow to either establish the truth or to cover it up. Kostin is a former veteran of WWII, and in his military past there is a certain ominous encounter that the authors do not put on the table immediately.

The series was shot in the style of "Soviet Noir": an atmospheric retro vibe shot on film. Despite the rapidly changing events, the mood is quite unhurried. It doesn't give you a feeling of senseless action sequence, «Dead Mountain» gives a viewer an opportunity to think and get absorbed by the event. Camera work is truly outstanding - gloriously shot mountain scenery, remarkable camera angles, unusual jumps and moves.

«Dead mountain» is for those who love TV series based on real events, who like to time travel into the past in search for answers. It is both stylish and captivating.

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