It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by
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Propaganda 2 Anti-Christianity: the Teutonic knights bear crosses on their capes, pennons and shields; crucifixes borne on rods by knights; the religious figures in the service of the knights and the religious services held; the destruction of the tent after the battle by the Master Armourer; the lack of religious figures and services/ celebrations on the Russian side (despite the crosses on top of the buildings). See more
As Olga helps her two suitors, Gavrilo and Vasili, from the battlefield, each is walking beside her supported by her in the middle with their outer hands empty. The next shot from the rear shows that Vasili has acquired a sword that he uses as a walking stick to assist him. See more
I've had my fill of slaughter... one day fighting, two days moping. I thought of going down the Volga to give my ax some play, but melancholy overtook me.
You should enter a monastery.
I've an affair of the heart in mind! If nothing comes of it, then I will join the monks!
Ignat - the Master Armorer
The bear enters the monastery to steal the offerings from off the altar!
[They both laugh at Buslai
Referenced in Conan the Barbarian