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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Petrenko ...
Anatoliy Romashin ...
Velta Line ...
Alisa Freyndlikh ...
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 Tsar's son is clearly visible in the closing scene depicting Rasputin's funeral. According to numerous eyewitness accounts though, the Heir to the Throne was absent from the ceremony. 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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