"Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya"(1979)
The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed is a 1979 Soviet 5-part television miniseries directed by Stanislav Govorukhin. It achieved the status of a cult film in the USSR, and along with Seventeen Moments of Spring became a part of popular culture with several generations of russophone TV viewers. The series star the famed singer-songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky in one of his final screen appearances. Legendary Soviet actors Sergey Yursky, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Zinovy Gerdt, Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev and Leonid Kuravlev also appear in the film. The film was released in the West as The Age of Mercy, the title of the novel by the writing duo of brothers Arkadiy Vayner and Georgiy Vayner, on which the film is based. The film follows a police procedural storyline enriched with elements of drama, powerful message on human rights in a totalitarian law enforcement environment, and rich sociocultural background of the post-World War II Moscow.
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