A young knight sets out to join King Richard's crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
The film takes place from August 12, 1904 to July 17, 1918. See more »
Peter Arkadiavitch Stolypin, who was the Prime Minister of Russia from 1906-1911, mentions the Tercentenary in his meeting with Nicholas in Livadia. He is also present when the Tercentenary takes place. In reality, this would be an impossibility, as Stolypin was assassinated in 1911, and the Tercentenary takes place in 1913. See more »
Your majesty, I'm afraid it's too late. The Duma has appointed a provisional government, and all your ministers have been arrested.
Tsar Nicholas II:
Order... your troops... to march...
At this moment, sire, if my troops knew the Tsar was here, there's every chance they would turn on you. And, sire, the Duma also insists on your abdication.
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"By courtesy of the National Theatre of G.B." is written underneath Tom Baker and Laurence Olivier's names in the end credits. "By courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company" is written underneath Janet Suzman's name. See more »
2.Nicholas and Alexandra (01:26)
3.The Royal Children (01:23)
4.The Palace (01:00)
5.Sunshine Days (03:21)
7.The Romanov Tercentenary (00:52)
8.Lenin in Exile (01:21)
9.The Princessess (02:20)
10.The Breakthrough (02:35)
11.The Declaration of War (02:55)
13.The Journey to the Front (01:02)
14.Military March (02:40)
15.Rasputin's Death (01:28)
16.The People Revolt (01:19)
17.Alexandra Alone (01:11)
19.Dancing in the Snow (01:11)
20.Departure from Tobolsk (01:30)
Soundtrack written by Richard Rodney Bennett. See more »
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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