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A modern woman (galina volchek)
Bright, talented, inimitable, wonderful. An actress, stage director, head of a theatre, remarkable woman – it’s all about Galina Volchek. This film is a film-portrait, proverb and biography, it begins from her childhood with her father, a famous cameraman who worked with Mikhail Romm. Studies, search of modernity, the birth of the theatre “Sovremennik” (Contemporary) and appropriation of modernity in the new theatre that lasts for almost half a century.

There was not enough space and time in the film for everyone. Andjei Vaida, Vasily Aksyonov, Marina Neelova, Yevgeny Mironov, Igor Kvasha, Valentin Gaft, Lia Akhedzhakova, Chulpan Khamatova, Yelena Yakovleva, Alisa Freindlich, Sergey Garmash and others speak about Galina.
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Bright, talented, inimitable, wonderful. An actress, stage director, head of a theatre, remarkable woman – it’s all about Galina Volchek. This film is...
Besame mucho
This musical film is about the story of one song – “BESAME MUCHO” of Consuelo Velasquez. The song was written in 1941 and remains the most popular song in the world at present times.
The film features modern performers of various genres: Lolita Milyavskaya, Nikolai Baskov, Igor Butman, Victor Zinchuk – and well-known dance groups.
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This musical film is about the story of one song – “BESAME MUCHO” of Consuelo Velasquez. The song was written in 1941 and remains the most popular song...
In search of France
What does it first come to mind when we say “France”? The Eiffel Tower, French wine, foie gras and, of course, the famous phrase “cherchez la femme” which perfectly conveys the romantic and mysterious spirit of this country. What is the real France like? “Cherchez la France” it is what is suggested by Vadim Glusker, the author and narrator of the project who is presenting on NTV his new documentary cycle “In Search of France”. Due to his news reports we know what is happening in France but news is a special genre which is too brief and precise to describe any country, let alone France. At last in this new project Vadim Glusker who has spent many years working in France has the opportunity to share his impressions about this wonderful country. Each film of the project will focus on one of the phenomena which constitute the essence of the France as we know it and let us feel the wonderful and inexplicable links which exist between France and Russia.
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What does it first come to mind when we say “France”? The Eiffel Tower, French wine, foie gras and, of course, the famous phrase “cherchez la femme” which...
State repository’s luster and poverty
The history of the State Repository of Values (Gokhran), the country’s biggest state secret. The secret was thoroughly guarded for more than 70 years. All Gokhran’s documents were strictly classified. No more than 10 persons knew the exact amount of values kept in Gokhran. The history of creation of Gokhran was kept secret too – it incorporates too much human tragedy and drama.
Film features Gokhran’s officials, gold miners, diamond deposits explorers.
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The history of the State Repository of Values (Gokhran), the country’s biggest state secret. The secret was thoroughly guarded for more than 70 years...
The fifth new covenant
The best known Christian relic, Shroud of Turin – is also the greatest mystery of civilization. Ever since the Church entrusted the investigation of this mystery to scientists, every new discovery caused new disputes. Is it truly the funeral shroud of Jesus or is it just a medieval fake?

The film traces the historic destiny of this piece of textile, which survived miraculously two fires and several wars and came to the present times. This film shows the results of research held by scientists of various spheres and the opinions of the participants of International Sindology Congress (the science, studying the Shroud) held in 2000, when the Shroud was exhibited for the last fifth time in the XX century.

The shooting of the film was held in Italy, France, Turkey and Israel. The film crew visited the places where the Shroud appeared all through its history.

Clergymen of Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches take part in the film.
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The best known Christian relic, Shroud of Turin – is also the greatest mystery of civilization. Ever since the Church entrusted the investigation of this...
The great rivalry: anatoly tarasov vs. vsevolod bobrov
Great ice-hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov and great ice-hockey player Vsevolod Bobrov. Their relationship has always been one of the most-discussed topic among Russian ice-hockey fans. The film feature previously unknown details from the life of the founders of the Russian ice-hockey.
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Great ice-hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov and great ice-hockey player Vsevolod Bobrov. Their relationship has always been one of the most-discussed topic...
The place of rendezvous, 20 years after
Film “The Place of Rendezvous, 20 Years After” tells not only how the cult film “The Place of Rendezvous Cannot Be Changed” was made but also about the times it described. About the life of the Moscow Criminal Investigations Department and about “thieves-in-law”, luxurious restaurants and flea markets – about the life after the Victory.
Practically each character in the film had its prototype. Some of them are widely known, others will become known to viewers for the first time (for instance, pick-pocket Brick, whom audience liked, had a prototype, a lisping thief nicknamed “Louse”).
A lot of things from the script were not included in the final version of the film – the “humane” censorship could not allow that, for instance, Sharapov’s girlfriend Varya be killed.
Arkady Vainer, one of the script writers, Stanislav Govorukhin, Armen Djigarkhanian, Ivan Bortnik, Vladimir Konkin, Larisa Udovichenko, Aleksnader Belyavsky, Vsevolod Abdulov will share their impressions.
Old police officers will describe the work of the criminal police of that time. But apart from cops and thieves there had been another life which is also shown in the film – there was a different fashion then (fashion designer Irina Andreeva remembers), and another type of audience attended the Bolshoi Theater (tells Bolshoi Theater administrator).
It’s not a nostalgia for the past years. Today’s Zheglovs and Sharapovs are fighting today’s Foxes and Bricks. The dispute on law and order still continue between them.
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Film “The Place of Rendezvous, 20 Years After” tells not only how the cult film “The Place of Rendezvous Cannot Be Changed” was made but also about the...
The plot at manege
The end of 1962. In the center of Moscow, there opened an exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Union of Artists. For the first time in the Soviet history, USSR’s powers-that-be, intelligentsia and young avant-garde artists met at one place. The purpose of that meeting was to establish contacts and mutual understanding between the three groupings. However, that exhibition turned out to be a failure and humiliation for the artists, while the authorities were infuriated. Nikita Khrushchev realized that the nation “had gone too far” and that it was time to turn the screws on intelligentsia. Those events at Moscow’s Manege had a worldwide response. From that exhibition, the humiliated painters earned a reputation for themselves. Then, the reign in the country changed. Almost forty years have passed since then, but the roots of that conflict are not clear yet. Opinions of the participants of those events still differ. Artists Boris Zhutovsky and Vladimir Preobrazhensky are convinced that the exhibition was just a link in the plot against Khrushchev. Political scientist Alexander Bovin and head of the Moscow City Committee of the USSR Communist Party Nikolay Yegorychev lay the blame on Khrushchev’s unpredictable and uncontrollable temper, while the others, including Khrushchev’s daughter Rada Adjubei and Director of the Moscow Union of Artists say that crackdown was the result of the conflict within the USSR’s Union of Artists itself. The program’s objective is to compare the existing opinions regarding that conflict, to find out the true reasons of those events and, also, to find out who was the director of that grandiose performance. The program includes interviews with Nikolay Yegorychev, Rada Adjubei, poet Andrey Voznesensky, artists Belyutin, Nikonov and Rabichev.
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The end of 1962. In the center of Moscow, there opened an exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Union of Artists. For the first time in...
The “the seventeen moments of spring” 25 years after
The contemporary history is not necessarily events which are described in school textbooks. Often, many things we do not view at this angle get entwined with our lives. But years go by, many things change while those minor things remain.
That’s what happened with “The Seventeen Moments of Spring”. The TV Series has sparked a cult. For the first time since “Chapayev” anecdotes and literary parodies have appeared about its hero, Schtirlitz. Moreover, “perestroika” went by, the Soviet hierarchy of values broke down, the USSR ceased to exist, but the film is still being viewed and loved.
The two-episode documentary depicts the phenomena of “The Seventeen Moments”. For the first time in 25 years director Tatiana Lioznova agreed to tell the creative team and the anchor Leonid Parfyonov this epic which had turned into a legend, a myth. It was her participation in the work on the documentary that allowed to re-create events full of drama and curiosity. Her story is complemented by an independent investigation which allows to view same episodes at different angles.
The viewer will learn how an idea to have book written about a soviet secret agent within the ranks of nazi special services was born in KGB offices. How the writer Yulian Semyonov returned the money for the script which had been already sold to another studio in order to have Tatiana Lioznova shoot a film based on the script. How the film director selected the shooting crew and the actors. For instance, the role of Schtirlitz could have been played by Archil Gomiashvili, the actor who played the role of Ostap Bender, and Hitler could have been played by Leonid Kuravlyov. Besides her, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Leonid Bronevoy, Oleg Tabakov, Lev Durov, Vyacheslav Shalevich, Evgeni Lazarev and Eleonora Shashkova will tell about their work on the roles. The viewer will learn why Iosif Kobzon who sang the songs for the film was never mentioned in the credits. As a matter of fact, for the first time in 25 years of screening his name will be inserted in the credits with the permission of the film director. Finally, we will present different opinions on “The Seventeen Moments” which will be expressed by war veterans from the village of Kryukovo, Victor Tsoi fans from Arbat, parodists Pavel Ass and Nestor Begemotov, culturologist Tatiana Cherednichenko. Some people think the events in the film reflect the true life, others think they are a fairy tale about the war.
The documentary will help see dozens of familiar scenes in different light. Why in the opening episodes Schtirlitz trifles with a key ring the meaning of which we have never learned? What Tikhonov was thinking when they filmed the famous scenes in which Schtirlits is silent? What did Lev Durov think up for the scene in which agent-provocateur Klaus got shot? And, finally, how easy and technically smooth was the filming of the famous scene in which Schtirlitz met his wife.
The film’s creative team went to shoot in Georgia, where a film advisor from KGB lives now, and also in GDR, where in 1971 a number of scenes were shot. We will see “Schtirlitz’s Mansion”, real Gestapo dungeons, the city of Maissen which became Burn in the film. In the Rude Gottlieb’s Beer Hall Tatiana Lioznova and the narrator Leonid Parfyonov will meet Otto Melis who played the role of Helmut the guard, rescuer of Kat and her baby.
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The contemporary history is not necessarily events which are described in school textbooks. Often, many things we do not view at this angle get entwined...
“spartac”. playing on the field of history
The documentary “Spartac”. Playing on the Field of History” is an absorbing story full with intrigue and sudden turns of the plot, it is a specific view – through fifteen generations of the football players of “Spartak” – on the life of our country in the outgoing XXth century since 1935 when “Spartak” was founded by Nikolay P.Starostin. The dramaturgy of the documentary is based on the life stories of the players who were legendary in the national and world football.
“Spartac”. Playing on the Field of History” includes unique newsreels, opened secrets of the KGB archives, the myths born by the rumors and the narrations by the “Spartak” veterans never published before. It tells about Oleg Romantsev and the current football stars, displays the thoughts by serious supporters and the fervor of the fans, the ceaseless rivalry of “Spartak” and “Dynamo”. It shows the confrontation between Beria and the Komsomol leaders, the Spartak lovers from among the Political Bureau of the Communist Party Central Committee members and the contemporary political elite, etc.
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The documentary “Spartac”. Playing on the Field of History” is an absorbing story full with intrigue and sudden turns of the plot, it is a specific view...
Profession: reporter / ¹248 (251) Antichrist Superstar
They tease God by crucifying themselves, destroying icons and making bloody sacrifice. They can abuse the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit for their own glory. The scandalous writer Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), who told us about the mistress of the Christ, and the voice of the Gehenna — the rock star Marylin Manson. The earl Drakula of our days, arranging bloody masses in his castle, and Russian blasphemers who defected abroad. Some are anesthetized and cast into prison, others become diabolically famous and earn millions.
11.06.2005
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They tease God by crucifying themselves, destroying icons and making bloody sacrifice. They can abuse the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit for their...