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No review so far, time to give this production some credit. I enjoyed it very much. A retrospective of the life of Dostojewski, the well known Russian literary man, struggling with the life apart wealth and social security. Yes, I even read one or two of his books. Historically adequately accurate, as far as i can judge, without exaggerated creative scripting liberties. Evgeniy Mironov playing Dostojewski does an excellent, convincing job, as does Chulpan Khamatova as Maria Issaïeva, his first wife. Settings are well done and epoch-adequate, but without the excessive over-tidy lab-cleanliness as IMO you can see often in westerner epoch/costume dramas etc., so it delivers a quite realistic impression without being overdone. No violence, few nudity, no "sensations", and still perfectly able to catch you. It delivers also some background on the Russian reception of the European revolutionary movement around 1848.
Promising is that it is an entirely Russian production, somewhat a refreshing counterpart of the US/UK/Nordic domination in good series and mini-series, also with IMO a somewhat different acting style. I watched the series in the German synchronization, I hope it's available also in English.
Well done. Hope to see more of this kind from Russia, as they have a rich historical fund at disposition.
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