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The Black Spider (2019)

Lev Yashin. Vratar moey mechty (original title)
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An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal.

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Vasiliy Chiginskiy
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Aleksandr Fokin Aleksandr Fokin ... Lev Yashin
Yuliya Khlynina ... Yashin's wife
Aleksey Guskov ... Michail Yakushin
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Aleksey Khomich
Evgeniy Dyatlov Evgeniy Dyatlov ... Arkadiy Chernyshov
Yan Tsapnik ... TASS journalist
Galina Belyaeva ... Mature Yashin's wife
Aleksandr Ermakov ... Mature Yashin
Aleksandr Bukharov ... Konstantin Beskov
Vitaliy Khaev ... Aleksandr Ponomarev
Anastasiya Vedenskaya ... Lida
Yaroslav Zhalnin ... Vladimir Shabrov
Evgeniy Antropov ... Mikhail Galunov
Andrey Leonov ... Nikolay Ozerov
Stanislav Kontsevich Stanislav Kontsevich ... Vadim Sinyavskiy
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Lev Ivanovich Yashin (22 October 1929 - 20 March 1990), nicknamed as "The Black Spider" or "The Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. He was known for his athleticism in goal, imposing stature and reflex saves. He was also deputy chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union. Yashin earned iconic status for revolutionizing the goalkeeping position by stamping his authority on the entire defense. He shouted orders at his defenders, came off his line to intercept crosses and also ran out to meet onrushing attackers, done at a time when goalkeepers spent the 90 minutes standing in the goal waiting to be called into action. His performances made an indelible impression on a global audience at the 1958 World Cup, the first to be broadcast internationally, and dressed head to toe in black his nickname the "Black Spider" enhanced his popularity.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Yuliya Khlynina/Alexander Fokin (2020) See more »

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Inspiring, despite technical shortcomings
12 December 2019 | by Rick-LSee all my reviews

A well-paced and engaging biopic. Very enjoyable, even for viewers like myself that aren't die-hard football fans.

Admittedly, the audio equalisation was amateurish in places. Also, a few extras looked a little too eager to be reading their lines.

Nevertheless, the main characters played their parts excellently. Soviet-era culture was very well captured, too.


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Official Sites:

Kremlin FIlms [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 November 2019 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jašins. Vārtsargs Nr.1 See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,778,723
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