Ural Cossacks Choir in TV Series Fargo

The production team of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios (MGM) in Los Angeles (USA) has selected music from the Ural Cossack Choir to be used in two episodes of the third season (2017) of the worldwide very popular and highly acclaimed American TV series ‘Fargo’ (broadcasted in the Netherlands by Netflix), by writer Noah Hawley and co-produced by the renowned directing duo and brothers Joel and Ethan Coen (known from films such as ‘Fargo’, ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’).

Immediately in the opening scene of the first episode of season 3 the soundtrack plays the song ‘Kukushka’ (the cuckoo), performed by the Ural Cossack Choir. In this opening scene we are in a police station in snowy East Berlin in 1988, where a Stasi officer conducts an illogical conversation with a detainee, who says he is not the one who the Stasi is looking for. That does not make any sense, the officer concludes. “We are not here to tell stories,” the Stasi officer says. “We are here to tell the truth.”

In the middle part of episode 2season 3 the song ‘Kalinka’ performed by the Ural Cossack choir is used in a long and rather spectacular scene in a multi-storey car park and a subsequent dialogue in a car. So watch it now!