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Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 26 October 2018 (USA)
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The film actions unfold in 1971, telling about the four days of life of famous writer Sergei Dovlatov. The film raises the eternal issue of the Russian and European culture - the issue of moral choice.


Aleksey German Jr. (as Aleksey German)


Aleksey German Jr. (as Aleksey German), Yulia Tupikina
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Credited cast:
Milan Maric ... Sergei Dovlatov
Danila Kozlovsky ... David
Helena Sujecka ... Elena Dovlatova
Artur Beschastnyy ... Iosif Brodsky (as Artur Beschastny)
Elena Lyadova ... Young Editor
Anton Shagin ... Anton Kuznetsov
Svetlana Khodchenkova ... Actress
Piotr Gasowski ... Semyon Aleksandrovich
Eva Gerr Eva Gerr ... Katya Dovlatova
Hanna Sleszynska ... Editor of Literary Magazine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arevik Gevorgyan Arevik Gevorgyan ... Journalist from Armenia (as Arevik Gevorkyan)
Mina Landraw Mina Landraw ... Lover (as Mina)
Leonid Paranin Leonid Paranin ... FinskiyTurist


DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery. Written by Alpha Violet

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some bloody images and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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Biography of non-fulfilment but not bitterness
20 September 2019 | by come_xxxSee all my reviews

It's not an easy movie for the viewer. However, it is an addictive cinema. The film is a biography of a writer who did not live to see his work published during his lifetime, so it focuses on impotence, unfulfillment and bitterness. A few days from Dovlatov's life, which we observe on the screen, is therefore a pretext for showing his everyday work - the attempts to publish a text instead of a little ambitious journalistic texts, showing his family and friends, the bohemian environment of Leningrad / St. Petersburg.

The film has a very calm rhythm, it is beautifully photographed and well played. The central figure is the ubiquitous Milan Maric (strikingly similar to Sergei Dovlatov), but although he is present on the screen in almost every scene, he does not dominate history and other characters.

Definitely worth seeing is a film for all those who are interested in showing the creative process on screen or in the reality of life in Soviet Russia.

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St. Petersburg, Russia


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