Sekretnyi Farvater (1986)


Sekretnyi Farvater (aka “The Secret Fairway” or “Секретный фарватер”) is a Soviet four-part feature film based on the novel of the same name by Leonid Platov.


The action takes place in Baltic Sea during WWII in 1944-1945.

The film tells about the commander of the torpedo boat Boris Shubin, who at the end of the war meets a mysterious German submarine without identification numbers. Hunting for this submarine, he learns about the secret fairway and the terrible secrets of the Third Reich.


  • Anatoliy Kotenyov … Boris Shubin.
  • Sergey Bystritskiy … Shurka Lastikov (adult).
  • Larisa Guzeeva … Viktoria Mezentseva.
  • Vyacheslav Bogatyrev … Lastikov v detstve.
  • Boris Borisov … Ryshkov.
  • Uldis Dumpis … Von Zwishen.
  • Arunas Storpirstis … Neil.
  • Andrey Gradov … Vasily Knyazev.
  • Ivan Matskevich … Donchenko.
  • Petr Sherekin … Diversant.
  • Gediminas Girdvainis … Gotlib.
  • Vidas Petkevicius … Geinz.
  • Juris Gornavs … Venzel.


  • Filmed at the Odesa Film Studio in 1986.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Vladimir Karansky.
  • Producer(s):
    • Vadim Kostromenko … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Igor Bolgarin.
    • Viktor Smirnov.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
  • Production:
    • Odessa Film Studios (as Odesskaya kinostudiya).
  • Distributor(s):
  • Release Date: 1986.
  • Running Time: 240+ minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Soviet Union.
  • Language: Russian.

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