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Young Catherine (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  17 February 1991 (USA)
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

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Grand Duke Peter: I said no mourning!
Catherine: I am told that black becomes me. AND I mourn. I mourn for a woman who once loved Russia, and I mourn for the Russia she loved.
Grand Duke Peter: To the royal family!
Catherine: Pray, tell the Grand Duke Peter, that the royal family consists of he, myself, and the Grand Duke Paul, our son. That is all.
Grand Duke Peter: You are an ignoramus.
Catherine: Every court has its clown, don't you think?
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The reviewer from Poland must be a feminist, for she finds "Young Catherine" to be a great film and historically accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a practicing Russian historian for many, many years I took exception with YC at almost every turn, and in particular the politically correct depiction of her as the boss who single-handed moved Russia into a direction of dominance. The truth? She was only brought to St.Petersburg to be a wife and mother, and found she had to "bond" with the dvoriane, the boyars, and the military just to survive. So long as she did not challenge them she was able/ permitted to indulge her cultural wishes (filling up the Hermitage with art treasures, etc.). There are so many proofs that she was not "great," but in this area of post-modern revisionism proof is not very popular. YC is only a costume drama, a bit of fluff from Ted Turner that, like "Peter the Great" in 1986, is one more example of how badly Russia is portrayed in the West.


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