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Rasputin (1975)

Agoniya (original title)
Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

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Anatoliy Romashin ...
Velta Line ...
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Aleksandr Romantsov ...
Yusupov (as A. Romantsov)
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ...
Leonid Bronevoy ...
Manasevich-Manuilov
Pavel Pankov ...
Manus
Mikhail Danilov ...
Andronnikov
Mikhail Svetin ...
Terekhov
Nelli Pshyonnaya ...
Baroness
Aleksey Vanin ...
Vospitatel cesarevitcha
Lyudmila Polyakova ...
Paraskeva
Olga Grigoreva ...
Yurodivaya
Boris Romanov ...
Balashov
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Russia, 1916. Be it by craft or madness, Rasputin exercises power over the indecisive Nicholas, and the religious Czarina worships the Siberian as God. He manipulates the Czar in his relations with the Duma and influences the choice of a new premier. Rasputin assaults a baroness; her husband is jailed for defending her, and she must offer sexual favors to Rasputin to save her husband. The Czar finally orders Rasputin from St. Petersburg, but somehow he enters the palace and, in a disheveled trance, convinces the Czar to make a disastrous change in war strategy. A cadre of nobles take matters into their own hands and arrange a last dinner party for the interloping monk. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Monk.Heretic.Messiah.Madman.


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15 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin  »

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The episode where Rasputin was lured into a trap by clergymen didn't take place in 1916 but 5 years previously. It didn't go exactly as shown in the picture (no singing 'female lure' has ever been mentioned), though accounts differ as to what actually happened during the encounter. See more »

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Okay, I'm not really Russian...
3 March 1999 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

...but I speak the language fluently. Even so, I need the subtitles to get through this one. Petrenko is VERY convincing as the mad monk.

The plot is every bit as convoluted and murky as was Russian society in those days.

It's a great film, one of my favorites from Russia/USSR...


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