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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 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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(70 mm prints) (UK release)| (35 mm prints)

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Lindsay Anderson was asked to direct. See more »

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Rasputin continuously mispronounces Matushka (little mother) when addressing Alexandra. The accent is on the first syllable. See more »

Quotes

The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna: [a guard opens the door and peaks inside the room] Go away! What do you want? Do you want to see me?
[she opens her robe and exposes herself to him]
The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna: Is that what you want?
[he looks her over then leaves]
The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna: I'm twenty one, and I'm pretty! Everyone says I'm pretty! And that's the only man who's ever seen me.
The Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna: [she embraces her sister] I know, I know. It's alright, my dear. He's gone, he's gone.
The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna: You know what's funny? I wanted to ask him in. Just once... I wanted somebody.
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Version of Rasputin, the Black Monk (1917) See more »

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La Marseillaise
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Music and Words by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Great Movie..great acting!
14 July 2004 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have always been fascinated by Russia's last tsar and his family. I have literally read dozens of books as well as articles about them. This movie puts into perspective what I have known all along. I came across this movie (VHS form) over 10 years ago. I've read Robert K Massie's book and although the movie can never be as concise as a book, it skillfully captures the mood and developed the plot really well as the movie progresses. The casting also deserved a big applause. Jayston and Suzman did a wonderful job portraying the real tsar and tsarista. The only thing I guess (and it is not fault of theirs) is perhaps better sounds and graphics. I had to turn up my volume really high to hear what they are saying especially if the actors speak softly as demanded by the mood of that scene. Oh well..it's the early 70's..what can we expect. Great movie...i would recommend it to everyone.


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