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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP  -  Biography | Drama | History  -  13 December 1971 (USA)
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

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The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, their daughters, their only son and the painful secret about their son and heir apparent which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Rasputin, and the eventual execution of the entire family. Written by Gailene Va. Holley <gvah@lava.net>

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There are many historical inaccuracies in this film, but neither the film makers nor Robert K. Massie, whose book this title is based upon, can be held responsible for the inaccuracies in regard to characters and events. When Robert K. Massie initially researched materials for his book, the Soviet government was still in power in Russia and would only authorize viewing of those "facts" that had been assumed by people and "approved" by the then ruling government to be examined by researchers of the Romanov family. It was not until the Soviet government fell in 1991 that documents that had been secreted away and which were hidden from the public could be fully examined and researched. See more »

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Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmila" is played at the Kiev Opera House, where Stolypin is assassinated. But historically correct program is Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Tale of Tsar Saltan." See more »

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Tsar Nicholas II: What are our chances?
Yakovlev: Of what?
Tsar Nicholas II: Living 'till Christmas.
Yakovlev: I haven't thought about it.
Tsar Nicholas II: You puzzle me. You'd be happy to see us dead, and yet you help us get away.
Yakovlev: I haven't your taste for murder, Bloody Nicholas. I've never had a chance to get used to it. How many men have you killed? Have you the least idea? God knows how many peasants died! Nobody counted children. You only know the number of soldiers because somebody counted them for you. 7 million! 6 quarts a man times 7 million! It's an ocean....
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Version of Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) See more »

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Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) Op.49, No.4
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Music by Johannes Brahms
Words from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Sung by Alexandra
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Wonderful!
11 February 2001 | by (Stone Mountain, GA) – See all my reviews

Nicholas was King George V's cousin and Alexandra was Queen Victoria's granddaughter, so the casting of British actors Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman was a stroke of genius (and they are hardly "unknown" actors, at least in Britain). You actually believe they ARE the couple. Michael Jayston is truly remarkable as Nicholas and even resembles him. The rest of the cast is superb, especially Tom Baker's portrayal as Rasputin . . . marvelous!

The movie sticks pretty much to the facts. Keep in mind, Nicholas was not a bad man, but he didn't want to be Czar. He would have preferred to be a potato farmer. You feel the fear growing as Nicholas and his family slowly withdraw into their own world because of Alexis' Hemophilia. Nichola's stand that "God meant for me to rule" causes him to rarely listen to the good advice of the people around him and not heed the warning that he not go to the front to "take charge." Add to this the rumor of Alexandra being a German spy, Rasputin's death by Prince Yusupov and Grand Duke Dimitry, the loss of thousands of soldiers, the starving Russian people . . . and Nicholas leaves the door wide open for Lenin and his eventual return to power. After he abdicates, he and his family are shuttled around until they end up in Ekaterinburg and "The House of Special Purpose."

This is a great movie. See it if you have a long afternoon with nothing to do, you won't regret it.

BTW, the DVD version adds deleted scenes that sew up some loose ends.


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