Dostoevsky seen through the prism of his relationships, and his struggles with poverty, trial, exile and imprisonment in Omsk, Siberia, writings, gambling.




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Series cast summary:
Evgeniy Mironov ...  Dostoïevski 7 episodes, 2011
Elizaveta Arzamasova Elizaveta Arzamasova ...  Sofya Korvin-Krukovskaya 7 episodes, 2011
Pavel Barshak ...  Alexandre Vrangel 7 episodes, 2011
Evgeniya Bordzilovskaya Evgeniya Bordzilovskaya ...  Frau Martha 7 episodes, 2011
Mari Burenkova Mari Burenkova ...  Kalashnitsa 7 episodes, 2011
Aleksandr Domogarov ...  Alexander Issaïev 7 episodes, 2011
Chulpan Khamatova ...  Maria Issaïeva 7 episodes, 2011
Egor Koreshkov ...  Grigorovich 7 episodes, 2011
Valeriy Kukhareshin Valeriy Kukhareshin ...  Poet Nikolai Nekrasov 7 episodes, 2011
Aleksandr Michkov Aleksandr Michkov ...  Nephew Dostoevsky 7 episodes, 2011
Aleksandr Petrov Aleksandr Petrov ...  Artist Vasily Perov 7 episodes, 2011
Irina Rozanova ...  Lizaveta 7 episodes, 2011
Vladimir Simonov ...  Writer Ivan Turgenev 7 episodes, 2011
Valentina Talyzina ...  Alexandra Kumanin Aunt Dostoevsky 7 episodes, 2011
Sergey Taramaev Sergey Taramaev ...  Mikhail Dostoevsky , Fyodor brother 7 episodes, 2011
Katerina Vasileva Katerina Vasileva ...  Avdotia Panayeva 7 episodes, 2011
Maksim Vinogradov Maksim Vinogradov ...  Young Dostoevsky 7 episodes, 2011
Alla Yuganova ...  Anna Snitkina second wife Dostoevsky 7 episodes, 2011
Olga Filimonova ...  Apollinariya Suslova 6 episodes, 2011


Dostoevsky seen through the prism of his relationships, and his struggles with poverty, trial, exile and imprisonment in Omsk, Siberia, writings, gambling.

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22 May 2011 (Russia) See more »

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Solid biographical series from Russia
31 March 2017 | by chnutscherSee all my reviews

Solid biographical series from Russia.

No review so far, time to give this production some credit. I enjoyed it very much. A retrospective of the life of Dostojewski, the well known Russian literary man, struggling with the life apart wealth and social security. Yes, I even read one or two of his books. Historically adequately accurate, as far as i can judge, without exaggerated creative scripting liberties. Evgeniy Mironov playing Dostojewski does an excellent, convincing job, as does Chulpan Khamatova as Maria Issaïeva, his first wife. Settings are well done and epoch-adequate, but without the excessive over-tidy lab-cleanliness as IMO you can see often in westerner epoch/costume dramas etc., so it delivers a quite realistic impression without being overdone. No violence, few nudity, no "sensations", and still perfectly able to catch you. It delivers also some background on the Russian reception of the European revolutionary movement around 1848.

Promising is that it is an entirely Russian production, somewhat a refreshing counterpart of the US/UK/Nordic domination in good series and mini-series, also with IMO a somewhat different acting style. I watched the series in the German synchronization, I hope it's available also in English.

Well done. Hope to see more of this kind from Russia, as they have a rich historical fund at disposition.

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