Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vysotsky: the movie

We were watching a segment the other night on the making of the movie, which was released a couple weeks ago.  The mystery is over.  Sergey Bezrukov had the honors of playing the great screen bard.  Of course, you are taking a big gamble casting anyone for the role, as Vysotsky is still very fresh on many Russians' minds.  His music, movies, and television appearances live on, and he is a tough act to emulate.  But, it seems Bezrukov satisfied viewers.

The film apparently covers the last four days of his life, turning it into a very dramatic chain of events, judging from the trailer.  It has been a huge hit, easily surpassing all other movies this year.  Here's a second trailer.

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