The Twentieth Century Approaches

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The Twentieth Century Begins
Directed by Igor Maslennikov
Produced by Lenfilm
Written by A. Conan Doyle (novel)
Igor Maslennikov
Yuri Veksler
Starring Vasily Livanov
Vitaly Solomin
Borislav Brondukov
Music by Vladimir Dashkevich
Cinematography Dmitri Dolinin
Vladimir Ilyin
Distributed by Lenfilm
Release dates
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
102 minutes (in 2 parts)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Twentieth Century Approaches (Russian: Двадцатый век начинается) is a 1986 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes. It is the fifth film in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson film series directed by Igor Maslennikov.

The film is based on four stories by Conan Doyle – "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb", "The Adventure of the Second Stain", "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans", "His Last Bow".[1]



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