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Dr. Smirnov / Tsar Nicholas II
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ...
Aleksandr Yegorovich
Yuriy Sherstnyov ...
Kozlov
Anzhela Ptashuk ...
Marina
Viktor Seferov ...
Vojkov (as V. Seferov)
Olga Antonova ...
Tsarina Aleksandra (as O. Antonova)
Dariya Majorova ...
Princess Olga (as D. Majorova)
Evgeniya Kryukova ...
Princess Tatyana (as Ye. Kryukova)
Alyona Teremizova ...
Princess Mariya (as A. Teremizova)
Olga Borisova ...
Princess Anastasiya (as O. Borisova)
Anastasiya Nemolyaeva ...
Nurse (as A. Nemolyaeva)
Aleksey Logunov ...
Prince Aleksei (as A. Logunov)
Vyacheslav Vdovin ...
Dr. Botkin (as V. Vdovin)
Vyacheslav Mukhov ...
Medvedev (as V. Mukhov)
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A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and are forced to relive the events of 1918 in order to break the spell. Written by choir boy <choirboy@execulink.com>

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ASSASSIN OF THE TSAR (Karen Shakhnazarov, 1991) **1/2
18 December 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is an intriguing and generally engrossing parable which eventually becomes confusing and with the point of it all, ultimately, remaining obscure; it also makes some interesting (though not exactly novel) comments on class, notoriety and about the way history tends to repeat itself. Malcolm McDowell turns in a good performance as a mental patient who believes himself to be the assassin of two Russian Czars; so far so good - but, then, his psychiatrist (for no very good reason) is a dead-ringer for Nicholas II! I haven't watched that many recent Russian films but this one seems to be fairly indicative of their content, style and overall quality - even if made by a director whose work I wasn't familiar with.


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