Germany | 2014 | 52min | DCP | Documentary | World Music
With his unique voice and his highly poetic lyrics, this singer songwriter and poet became for many ‘the Voice of Russia’ and his marriage to French actress Marina Vlady finally gained him international cult status. But Vysotsky was a critic of the **sys**tem. He lived a restless and wild life: racing through Moscow in his Mercedes, wearing hippie clothes, smoking all the time, often drunk and taking drugs.
Matthias Schmidt, born in 1965, has been a director and author since 2002. For his work, Matthias has received the Adolf-Grimme-Award for 〈Die Buhnenrepublik. Theater in der DDR(Stage Republik. Theatre in the GDR, 2004)〉. In 2009, his work on the documentary 〈The Miracle of Leipzig〉 has been awarded the World Television Award(Banff), and the Gold Remi Award in Huston.