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138 Ratings



Directed by Aleksey German Jr.
Russia, Poland, 2018


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.

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Dovlatov Directed by Aleksey German Jr.
German, directing a script he wrote with Yulia Tupikina, crafts a ingratiatingly warm portrait of this stifled community, developing an ironic sense of moral triumph amidst professional defeat.
November 20, 2018
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With “Dovlatov,” he has made a deeply personal movie, a kind of cinematic letter and homage to his father.
November 15, 2018
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Strong scene follows strong scene, but the ultimate point of each of them is the same: Dovlatov can’t get published. He’s got his standards and won’t lower them for journalistic grunt work. His friends, first and foremost, Joseph Brodsky (Artur Beschastny), know he’s great and say so, but what are you going to do. Over and over, until the first hour feels like two, and there’s another hour to go.
March 05, 2018
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