This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics. Written by
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Maximilian Schell depicts the turbulent events occurring during the shooting of this mini-series in his autobiographical novel "Der Rebell" (written in 1997). Written from the point-of-view of an actor (i.e. Schell) who particularly suffers because of the harassments of his replaced director Kevin Kramsky (a nom de plume for Marvin J. Chomsky) who is therefor killed by the actor at the end of the novel. See more »
The movie is fantastic -great plot, superb acting and characterization, fantastic sets, costumes and music. BUT It is historically very inaccurate - Peter suffered from bouts of temporary insanity. Far from betraying him his first wife was madly in love with him and bombarded him with love letters througout his European tours. Also ironically (remember Omar Sharif's comment on Peter being strong and Ivan weak) most of Peter's twenty something children died in infancy - Ivan produced a flock of children and grandchildren.
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