Мертвые души

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Original run: 19.11.1984 — ...
Country of origin: USSR
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Network: ЦТ СССР
Watched by: 500 of 712 834
Total running time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Episode duration: 75
IMDB rating: 7.8 of 10 283
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In the Russian Empire, before the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, landowners were entitled to own serfs to farm their land. Serfs were for most purposes considered the property of the landowner, and could be bought, sold or mortgaged, as any other chattel. To count serfs (and people in general), the measure word "soul" was used: e.g., "six souls of serfs". The plot of the novel relies on "dead souls" (i.e., "dead serfs") which are still accounted for in property registers. On another level, the title refers to the "dead souls" of Gogol's characters, all of which visualise different aspects of poshlost (an untranslatable Russian word which is perhaps best rendered as "self-satisfied inferiority", moral and spiritual, with overtones of middle-class pretentiousness, fake significance and philistinism).

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Серия 5
23.11.1984
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Серия 4
22.11.1984
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Серия 3
21.11.1984
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Серия 2
20.11.1984
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Серия 1
19.11.1984
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