The Twentieth Century Begins
RussianДвадцатый век начинается
Directed byIgor Maslennikov
Written by
Produced byLenfilm
  • Dmitri Dolinin
  • Vladimir Ilyin
Edited byLyudmila Obrazumova
Music byVladimir Dashkevich
Distributed by
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
102 minutes (in 2 parts)
CountrySoviet Union

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 and final 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", and "His Last Bow".[1]