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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 »
11 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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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French visa # 149157. See more »

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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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From Kirill with love - Rock'n'roll rebellion in Soviet Russia
2 April 2020 | by Lynchian696See all my reviews

The movie is a portrait of Leningrad's underground music scene in the early 1980s - shot in moody monochrome, loosely based on Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi ( the Marc Bolan of Russia back in those days) with an interesting story of keeping the flame alive in the declining scene (who would not like to know what was being a rock star in the Soviet Union in the 80's ?)

It is beautifully shot and is a perfect ode to youth and rock in Soviet Russia, which also contains the immortal line: "This is Natasha, she really loves tomatoes". Kirill Serebrennikov has put his sweat, blood and tears and completed the project while he was under house arrest and it triggered backlash from the public when he was denied permission to attend the cremation of his mother by the court.

I would definitely say that I'm a big fan of Serebrennikov films and his vision for Leto so simple and poetic that you feel you're part of the era amidst the turmoil and what it really felt like listening to rock music in the 80s featuring music by T-Rex, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Bowie, Blondie & more.

There are filmmakers who have contributed to this genre, but Serebrennikov may be the only one to have succeeded in this initiative of linking music to political protest.


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Country:

Russia | France

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leto See more »

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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