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Dmitri Schostakowitsch - Dem kühlen Morgen entgegen (2008)

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Credited cast:
Tikhon Khrennikov Tikhon Khrennikov ... Himself (as Tichon Chrennikow)
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Himself
Mstislav Rostropovich ... Himself (as Mstislaw Rostropowitsch)
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Gennadi Rozhdestvensky ... Himself (as Gennadi Roschdestwenski)
Kurt Sanderling Kurt Sanderling ... Himself
Galina Shostakovich Galina Shostakovich ... Herself (as Galina Schostakowitsch)
Irina Shostakovich Irina Shostakovich ... Herself (as Irina Schostakowitsch)
Maxim Shostakovich Maxim Shostakovich ... Himself (as Maxim Schostakowitsch)
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

6 December 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dem kühlen Morgen entgegen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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| (2011) (TV)

Color:

Color
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Excellence
27 April 2009 | by apeternierSee all my reviews

Touching, sensitive, depth documentary about Schostakovich's troubled life under the communist dictatorship.

The movie alternates three kinds of styles: today's events (featuring interviews and scenes showing the movie director alter-ego with his collaborators), old recorded documents (mainly in black&white) dating the soviet epoch, and wonderful, dramatic reconstructions of Shostakovich's life events played by puppets (it may seems desecrating but these scenes are extremely intense in their tragical nature). Puppet scenes are just fine art, from their expressions to stage design and photography. Everything is suspended, tense, dark, like Shostakovich's music.

A delicious documentary blending historical accuracy and narration with delicate artistic taste and equilibrium.


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