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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Original name: Высоцкий. Спасибо, что живой
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, emotional, suspenseful, gloomy, based on true events
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, drug abuse, kgb, near death experience, wiretap, actor, drug addiction, songwriter, love and romance, rebellion, on the road, prison, doctor, driver, taxi, theater, arrest, controversy, concert
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union

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Country: France
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Duration: 119 min.
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Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
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