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A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

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Lily Idov (as Lili Idova), Michael Idov | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Teo Yoo ... Viktor Tsoy (as Teo Yu)
Irina Starshenbaum ... Natalia Vassilievana 'Natasha' Naumenko
Roman Bilyk Roman Bilyk ... Mayk Vassilievitch Naumenko (as Roma Zver)
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ... Skeptic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anton Adasinsky ... Khozyain kvartiry (as Anton Adasinskiy)
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Khozyayka kvartiry
Yuliya Aug ... Anna Aleksandrovna
Filipp Avdeev ... Leonid aka Liosha
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Angry man on train
S. Berdichevsky S. Berdichevsky ... Draftee
Nikita Efremov ... Bob
Nikita Elenev Nikita Elenev
Anastasiya Evgrafova
Aleksey Fokin Aleksey Fokin ... Lesha
Aleksandr Gorchilin ... Punk
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A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

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Besides Victor Tsoy and Mayk Naumenko, several characters known only by their first names or nicknames are stand-ins for real musicians, popular on the Soviet rock scene .in 1980's Leonid (Filipp Avdeyev) represents Aleksey Rybin of 'Kino' fame. 'Punk' is a stand-in for Andrey 'Svin' Panov (Aleksandr Gorchilin), leader of 'Avtomaticheskiye ydovletvoreniye' punk band and one of the pioneers of punk genre in USSR. Bob (Nikita Efremov) is Boris Grebenshchikov, leader of rock band 'Akvarium' and Artyom (Andrey Khodorchenkov) represents Artemiy Troitskiy, pioneer of rock music in USSR and organizer of multiple rock concerts and festivals. See more »

Crazy Credits

The title card before the end credits roll is Russian for "This film is dedicated to those we love" See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Roma Zver (2019) See more »

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Perfect Day
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Elena Koreneva and Anton Sevidov
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The feel-good movie of the year so far.
7 September 2019 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Who would have guessed that the feel-good movie of the year so far would be a Russian rock musical, set in the 1980's and filmed in widescreen black and white? Kirill Serebrennikov's "Leto" works on a number of levels; as a picture of a still totalitarian Russia coming to terms with influences from the West, as a good old-fashioned musical and as a picture of relationships under pressure and the fact that it looks so damned beautiful, (should all movies be in black and white?), is just the icing on the cake. Throw in some awesome tunes from the period and what's not to love. I can even imagine a shirtless Putin head-banging to this just to keep his street-cred intact. The young cast, too, are excellent; this is a first-rate ensemble piece in which even the smallest part is perfectly played. Some of the musical numbers might remind you of the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" but this knocks that out of the ballpark. Don't miss it.


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Russia | France

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Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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$3,071,877
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Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

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2.39 : 1
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