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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)

Vysotskiy. Spasibo, chto zhivoy (original title)
Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last ... See full summary »

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Pyotr Buslov
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Credited cast:
Sergey Bezrukov ... Vladimir Vysotsky / Yura
Oksana Akinshina ... Tatyana Ivleva
Andrey Smolyakov ... Polkovnik KGB Viktor Bekhteev
Ivan Urgant ... Seva Kulagin
Maksim Leonidov Maksim Leonidov ... Pavel Leonidov
Vladimir Ilin
Andrey Panin ... Anatoly Nefyodov
Dmitriy Astrakhan Dmitriy Astrakhan ... Leonid Fridman
Anna Ardova Anna Ardova
Vladimir Menshov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irina Byakova Irina Byakova
Igor Chernevich
Furkat Faiziyev
Shukhrat Irgashev ... General KGB Israilov
Vladimir Kapustin Vladimir Kapustin
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Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch

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The actor who played Vysotsky spent six hours in make-up for his role. See more »

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Referenced in Gorko! (2013) See more »

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Is This Love
Written and Performed by Bob Marley
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Symbol vs Death
7 January 2012 | by hdvdeoSee all my reviews

I would say this is film about man who is the symbol of the people versus death. And the death in this film closely related to government and KGB. Death is also can be seen as the Visotskiy inability to further work on his poetry - which is the life. Most people who do not know about Visotskiy, how people lived in Soviet Union, will find this film as waste of time. Most people who know Visotskiy well will expect bio type film. It is not. Audience younger than 40 and who lived in former USSR, may expect true satisfaction. As film it is very good. Soundtrack selection sometimes strange. Actors are excellent, except Visotskiy, dialogs are good.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 December 2011 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,016,553
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