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The Soimaresti Clan (1965)
"Neamul Soimarestilor" (original title)

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Vying for Principality of Moldavia's throne the descendants of Prince Stephen the Great start a bloody civil war in 1612.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Calboreanu ...
Old Man Mihu
Stefan Ciubotarasu ...
Nobleman Stroie Orheianu
Colea Rautu ...
Temir Bey, Tatar Khan
Dina Cocea ...
Princess Elisabeta Movila
Mihai Boghita ...
Captain Tudor Soimaru
Amza Pellea ...
Captain Simeon Birnova
Ion Besoiu ...
Prince Stefan Tomsa
Costache Antoniu ...
The Innkeeper
Oleg Danovschi ...
Anton Ludno, Magda's Husband
Fory Etterle ...
Vladimir Coribut (as Fory Eterle)
Gheorghe Maruta ...
Nicorita Armasul
Toma Dimitriu ...
Court Official Nistor Ureche
Titus Laptes
George Aurelian
Dem Radulescu ...
Lie, Tudor Soimaru's Servant


After the death of Prince Stephen the Great the throne of the Principality of Moldavia is up for grabs.Two of Prince Stephen's legitimate descendants, Stefan Tomsa and Elisabeta Movila start a bloody civil war of succession in 1612.Elisabeta Movila is the widow of former ruler Ieremia Movila and mother of Constantin Movila who briefly held the throne of Moldavia but was ousted and replaced by Prince Stefan Tomsa.They both have legitimate claims to the throne of Moldavia and this particular succession war seems inevitable.The Stefan Tomsa faction is militarily supported by the Ottoman Turks and by the Tatar Khan Temir Bey.The Movila faction is supported by boyars loyal to the Movila clan and by a few Polish nobles aided by an army of mercenaries.In 1612 the Principality of Moldavia is shattered by war. Written by nufs68

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Release Date:

12 April 1965 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

The Hawk  »

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ROL 13,300,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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It's the 5th most watched Romanian film of all times, according to a 2006 study published by the Romanian Filmmakers Union (Uniunea Autorilor Si Realizatorilor De Film din România). See more »

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