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Demons 

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Based on a novel by a world-famous writer Feodor Dostoevsky.
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Aleksey Kirsanov Aleksey Kirsanov ...  Engineer 4 episodes, 2014
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ...  Grammar-school boy 4 episodes, 2014
Mariya Lugovaya Mariya Lugovaya ...  Dasha Shatova 4 episodes, 2014
Sergey Makovetskiy ...  Pavel Dmitrievich Goremykin, investigator / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Nadezhda Markina ...  Varvara Petrovna Stavrogina 4 episodes, 2014
Maksim Matveev ...  Nikolay Stavrogin 4 episodes, 2014
Ivanna Petrova ...  Liza Tushina 4 episodes, 2014
Anton Shagin ...  Pyotr Verkhovensky 4 episodes, 2014
Mariya Shalayeva ...  Marya Timofeyevna Lebyadkina 4 episodes, 2014
Evgeniy Tkachuk ...  Ivan Shatov 4 episodes, 2014
Vladimir Zaytsev Vladimir Zaytsev ...  Ivan Lvovich Flibustyerov, police chief 4 episodes, 2014
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Based on a novel by a world-famous writer Feodor Dostoevsky.

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Demons (aka The Possessed) Russia, 2014
12 October 2020 | by teeter_markSee all my reviews

Based on a novel by a world-famous writer Feodor Dostoevsky. It is a little awkward, sure, but nobody's going to argue w/ it which is worth noting because any review you'll find that surpasses this 10-word job has or will provoke controversy, raised voices (or pens) and somebody scandalously threatening somebody else. Kind of like the novel, actually. Make that very like.

"Demons" ("The Possessed") was FMD's most overtly political work, and it raised plenty of controversy in its day -- much of it for a depiction of Russia's radical youth of the 1870s that was itself radical: justly unflattering to some readers, simply slanderous to others, everybody had an opinion and everybody was right, dammit.

That said, it was also a novel of luminous characters, engaging philosophizing and memorable scandal scenes topping anything else in the canon of this scandal-loving world-famous writer. Given this very mixed bag of ingredients, what kind of movie could dir. Vl. Khotinenko (or anybody) make of "Demons"? Let's let 3 voices give you some perspectives to chose from.

(1) Khotinenko has made a completely sincere movie which maintains that the enemies of law and order are aesthetes, students and intellectuals. (2) In principle, in the framework set by the (4-part) serial format, Khotinenko has succeeded at the most important thing preserving the encyclopedic character of the novel's narrative. (3) This is a quality film about us.


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25 May 2014 (Russia) See more »

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Kostroma, Russia

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