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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Erich
Serge Markov
Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
Dr. Hauser
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov
Andrea Bretterbauer ...
Sonya Markov
Sydney Bromley ...
Arnold Diamond ...
Dr. Markov


Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

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The Great Romantic Enigma of the Twentieth Century


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7 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Anastasia  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the time this drama was filmed, it was not then known that Anna Andersen was not the Grand Duchess Anastasia; this fact was only discovered later, through DNA comparison after her death. See more »


In 1918, while held captive by "moderate" guards, Alexandra remarks about Nicholas' mother being "safe in England". In reality, the Queen Mother's arrival in the U.K. didn't happen until 1919, the year after the family's deaths. See more »


Reporter: Is that a threat, your highness?
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: No, it's an expression of intent.
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Version of Anastasia (1956) See more »

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story of a myth
29 July 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

long time, I was very critic about this film. for its status of one of many films in Hallmark style. for a predictable story who could be presented in better manner. and long time I perceived as only good thing the performance of Olivia de Havilland. but the new technology is the best enemy of prejudices. it is not great. but it is beautiful. Amy Irving does an admirable job and Omar Shariff gives one of the most interesting Nicholas II portraits. and, sure, it is almost a crime to ignore Christian Bale in the role of Alexei , if you really are his fan. but, more important, it is a coherent story. and useful adaptation of a case who impress not for its last verdict but for the circle of illusions. story of a myth, it is one of films who gives more than a historical sketch but who reminds the wounds of a period.

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