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Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 26 October 2018 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Aleksey German
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Cast

Cast overview:
Milan Maric ... Sergei Dovlatov
Danila Kozlovsky ... David
Helena Sujecka ... Elena Dovlatova
Artur Beschastny ... Iosif Brodsky
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
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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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Country:

Russia | Poland | Serbia

Language:

Russian | Spanish | Finnish

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dovlatov See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia

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2.35 : 1
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Not worth watching
10 September 2018 | by emelyanova-mashaSee all my reviews

I have to admit I was shocked by the low quality of the acting. Most conversations (and in this movie there are plenty of those) seem really unnatural and awkward, most actors seem to recite their lines as if they were reading them from a paper... There is neither chemistry, connection nor emotion between the actors whatsoever: they seem to be talking past each other instead of to each other (maybe on some occasions it's deliberate, but this is happening throughout the whole movie, which makes it completely absurd.. ). Female characters have no importance on their own terms - they are only there to serve as background to the male characters. Weirdly, all females have bags under their eyes... Slight positives: the main character is mildly charismatic and the movie gives you a glimpse into how live could have been during the seventies in Russia (no idea if it's accurate enough). However, overall the movie is quite a waste of time, unfortunately.


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