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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.

Director:

Aleksey German Jr. (as Aleksey German)

Writers:

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
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some bloody images and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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Not worth watching
10 September 2018 | by Marsha2020See 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Russia | Poland | Serbia

Language:

Russian | Spanish | Finnish

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,187,653
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2.35 : 1
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