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Leto (2018)

Not Rated | | Biography, Music, Romance | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.


Lily Idov (as Lili Idova), Michael Idov | 3 more credits »
12 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »





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


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 »


Referenced in White Studio: Alexander Kuznetsov (2019) See more »


All the Young Dudes
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Shortparis
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USSR Beat Generation Revolt
23 August 2019 | by mihaskoanhedoniaSee all my reviews

So, as I'm a dumb plebe, I don't check at TV and YouTube, I missed this awesome picture that was released 2 months ago, and I've only recently got a glimpse of the bomb. Firstly, I want to tell you, that this picture is included in my specialty top 5 movies of the year, and here is a reason. Words do not convey how much is it full of wonderful camerawork moves, musical accompaniment and acting, the general atmosphere and her cultural significance. It is important to understand the point that this film is positioned as a requiem for Victor Tsoy and Mike Naumenko, but, for me, this picture is better perceived as artistic, because of its historical fidelity. Not to make spoilers, let me just say that it's a cool pseudo documentary about the punk / avant-garde get-together of the capital of all Russian-speaking cherry-pickings, namely "Leningrad Rock Club" and its beginnings. The other one is worth seeing, isn't it? Separately, I want to note the soundtrack, which took first place in Cannes, which is not surprising. How the hell can one not win with the overdose of such monsters as Bowie, Lou Reed, Blondie, T-Rex, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and many more. Which is only worth the presence in the movie Shortparis, from which I, as always, caught a real aesthetic orgasm. Inserts with musicals, b/w and enduring the spirit of that era in the complex fascinating viewing experience. To sumbit I can only say, watch online, go to the cinema, but do not miss this movie with your interested eyes.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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