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A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.


Vincent Fargeat (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Philippe Besson (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Raspoutine
Fanny Ardant ... Impératrice Alexandra
Vladimir Mashkov ... Nicolas II
Filipp Yankovskiy ... Félix Youssoupov
Anna Mikhalkova ... Anna Vyrubova
Irina Alfyorova ... Zinaida Youssoupova (as Irina Alfiorova)
Danila Kozlovsky ... Grand-duc Dimitriy
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Oswald Rayner (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
Kseniya Rappoport ... Maria Golovina
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Aaron Simanovitch
Yulia Snigir ... Dora (as Yulia Sniguir)
Aleksandr Ryazantsev Aleksandr Ryazantsev ... Grand-duc Nicolas (as Alexandr Riazantsev)
Natalya Shvets ... Irina Youssoupova (as Natasha Shvets)
Leonid Mozgovoy Leonid Mozgovoy ... Frère Makarsy
Leonid Koromiov Leonid Koromiov ... Prêtre
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A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.

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30 December 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A story which has been told and told and TOLD ;I have seen at least six of them and there is another one scheduled for 2012 starring Jean Reno.

This MTV version is watchable but too short ;a miniseries should have been made instead.Depardieu is good,but not as impressive as Pierre Brasseur (1953) and not more than Gert Froebe in "J'Ai Tué RASPOUTINE" (1967).Fanny Ardant is an excellent empress but she is not given enough time to shine .

Raspoutine is not completely demeaned :his firm stand against war is shown (he was a MOUJIK and he knew them) but the screenwriters do not really succeed in making us believe why Russian people hated that monk;after all many others praised him and wanted to see him,to touch him;the story is sometimes botched and obviously much time is given to the assassination.They say cyanide didn't work cause it was "cooked" in the cakes .

For users interested in the subject ,I would recommend " J'Ai Tué Raspoutine" (1967 ) by Robert Hossein,which begins with a short interview with Felix Iusupov,short before he died.

NB: The movie was shown on Xmas evening and some people said it was not a very good choice .

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25 December 2011 (France) See more »

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