Hello, Willy| 43mins
Director: Evgeny Golynkin & Raisa Malova | Producer: Evgeny Golynkin
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: Russian Federation
In the late 1980s, a street musician appeared in Moscow. He called himself a German, Baron von Draugel, and a pupil of the famous jazz musician Eddie Rosner. He claimed to be captured by Soviet Army in 1945 while still a teenager, to have spent half of his life in the Magadan camps, where Eddie Rosner taught him to play trumpet. He told many stories about his life, and a well-known Moscow reporter Gennady Zhavoronkov decided to check their truthfulness. As a result, quite another story emerged - that had nothing in common with the stories told by the man who called himself Baron von Draugel, but was no less fascinating and characteristic for the turmoil of the twentieth century.