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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Ormond ... Dzheyn (as Dzhuliya Ormond)
Oleg Menshikov ... Tolstoy
Aleksey Petrenko ... Radlov

Richard Harris ... Makkreken (as Richard Kharris)
Vladimir Ilin ... Mokin

Marat Basharov ... Polievskiy
Nikita Tatarenkov ... Alibekov
Georgiy Dronov ... Nazarov
Artyom Mikhalkov ... Buturlin

Daniel Olbrychski ... Kopnovskiy (as Daniel Olbrykhskiy)
Marina Neyolova ... Mat Tolstogo
Avangard Leontev ... Dyadya Nikolya
Anna Mikhalkova ... Dunyasha

Robert Hardy ... Forsten (as Robert Khardi)
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Perepelkina (as Elizabet Spriggs)

Nikita Mikhalkov ... Imperator Aleksandr III
Isabelle Renauld ... Imperatritsa (as Ezabel Reno)
Evgeniy Steblov ... Velikiy knyaz
Inna Nabatova ... Velikaya knyaginya
Filipp Dyachkov ... Velikiy knyaz Mikhail
Vladimir Zaytsev ... Adyutant Radkova
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Adyutant Velikogo knyazya
Leonid Kuravlyov ... Vakhmistr Bukin
Aleksandr Lenkov ... Uchenyy
Aleksandr Ilin ... Kupets
Evgeniy Dvorzhetskiy ... Terrorist
Hanna Stredova ... Gornichnaya (as Ganna Strzhedova)
Vladimir Tushko ... Provodnik
Aleksandr Mokhov ... Ofitser u Butyrskoy tyurmy
Pierre Aussedat ... Geller (as Per Osseda)
Vladimir Goryushin ... Kucher Kuzma
Said Nouroux ... Abissinskiy prints (as Said Nuru)
Evgeniy Buslaev ... Gubernator
Olga Anokhina ... Gubernatorsha
Aleksandr Yakovlev ... Maksimych
Tatyana Kuznetsova ... Klassnaya dama
Mariya Maksakova ... Institutka
Polushke Zdunek ... Naborshchik (as Polushka Zdunek)
Anatoliy Dokumentov ... Dirizher
Josef Nedorost ... Skripach (as Yozhef Nedorost)
Václav Legner ... Inspektor (as Vatslav Legner)
Egor Blokin ... Vanyatka
Andrey Nikitin ... Proshka
Mambo Syril ... Sluga printsa (as Vambo Siril)
Mudio Nartsiss ... Sluga printsa (as Mudio Nartsis)
Andrey Savostyanov ... Baron fon Bakmen

Andrey Barilo ... Yunker
Kirill Grebenshchikov ... Yunker
Vladimir Zurabyan ... Yunker
Aleksey Kabeshev ... Yunker
Aleksandr Karpenko ... Yunker
Aleksey Kurutov ... Yunker
Ivan Lakshin ... Yunker
Dmitriy Makarov ... Yunker
Sergey Pinchuk ... Yunker
Sergey Steblov ... Yunker
Sergey Fedotov ... Yunker
Filipp Feoktistov ... Yunker
Dmitriy Chuprakov ... Yunker
Kirill Shanshiev ... Yunker
Mikhail Shevchuk ... Yunker
Aleksey Shutov ... Yunker
Mac McDonald ... Serzhant O'Liri (as Mak MakDonald)
Andrew O'Donnels ... Polkovnik (as Endryu O'Donnels)
Daniel Evans ... Endryu (v maske) (as Deniel Evans)
John Higgins ... Kadet (as Dzhon Khiggins)

Jason Done ... Kadet (as Dzheyson Don)

Richard Dempsey ... Kadet-zaika (as Richard Dempsi)
Sergey Lozovoy ... Zvonar
Aleksandr Sannikov ... Liliput 'Napoleon'
Anatoliy Zhukov ... Fakir
Aleksandr Dubina ... Inzhener
Aleksandr Muzykantskiy
Evgeniy Tsymbal
Vasiliy Sazhin
Anatoliy Saprykin
Evgeniy Kholodnikov
Natela Abuladze ... Zhena abissinskogo printsa (as Natella Abuladze)
Zinaida Sidorkova
Igor Klimov
Viktor Satonin
Aleksandr Dedyushko
Roman Radov
Vyacheslav Maksakov
Elena Obolenskaya
Vladimir Abanshin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Correia ... Malchik (uncredited)
Sérgio Grilo ... (uncredited)
Sergey Kabaylo ... Adyutant gubernatora (uncredited)
Pavel Kornakov ... Ofitser (uncredited)
Nadezhda Mikhalkova ... Devochka na yarmarke (uncredited)
Yuriy Pisarenko ... Fokusnik na yarmarke (uncredited)
Anatoliy Skoryakin ... General (uncredited)

Directed by
Nikita Mikhalkov 
 
Writing credits
Nikita Mikhalkov (story)

Rustam Ibragimbekov (screenplay) and
Nikita Mikhalkov (screenplay)

Rospo Pallenberg (in cooperation with)

Produced by
Armand Barbault .... executive producer
António da Cunha Telles .... executive producer: Portugal
Oldrich Mach .... executive producer: Prague
Nikita Mikhalkov .... co-producer
Michel Seydoux .... producer
Leonid Vereshchagin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eduard Artemev  (as Eduard Nikolaevich Artemev)
 
Cinematography by
Pavel Lebeshev 
 
Film Editing by
Enzo Meniconi 
 
Casting by
Kate Dowd 
 
Production Design by
Vladimir Aronin 
 
Art Direction by
Jindrich Kocí (co-art director)
Martin Martinec 
Vladimir Murzin 
 
Set Decoration by
Ilya Amursky 
Marina Ertanova 
Aleksandr Kochubey 
Danila Koltsov 
Igor Morozov 
 
Costume Design by
Natalya Ivanova  (as Natacha Ivanova)
Alla Oleneva 
Sergei Struchyov  (as Sergei Struchev)
 
Makeup Department
Natalya Chayka .... makeup designer
Ivana Chlostova .... makeup artist: Prague
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup designer
Svetlana Fedina-Kruglyakova .... makeup artist
Jeanette Freeman .... hair stylist
Jean-Max Guérin .... hair stylist
Zdenek Klika .... makeup artist
Galina Korolyova .... makeup designer
Svetlana Lobanova .... hair stylist
Lyudmila Makashova .... makeup artist
Tamara Panteleyeva .... makeup artist
Valentina Pimankina .... makeup artist
Mariya Ruslanova .... makeup artist
Alena Sedova .... makeup artist: Prague
Olga Sergeyeva .... makeup artist
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... hair stylist
Nina Zakirova .... makeup designer
Raisa Zhdanova .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aleksey Balashov .... production manager
Armand Barbault .... executive producer
Vaclav Eisenhamer .... production supervisor
Sergei Gurevich .... production manager
Marc Jenny .... production supervisor
Michal Prikryl .... production manager: Prague
Renato Santos .... production manager: Portugal
Jacques Vidal .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sérgio Carlos .... assistant director: Portugal
Bilge Ebiri .... third assistant director
Vladimir Ferkelman .... assistant director
Vladimir Krasinsky .... first assistant director (as Vladimir Krassinski)
Michael Kvirikadzhe .... third assistant director
Artyom Mikhalkov .... assistant director
Svetlana Motro .... assistant director
Carl Oprey .... assistant director
Kirill Shanshiev .... third assistant director
Olga Sizova .... assistant director
Viktor Trakhtenberg .... first assistant director
Anastasiya Tsvetnova .... assistant director
Evgeniy Tsymbal .... second assistant director
Alexander Zelenkov .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Boris Baklanov .... architect
Martin Kotek .... set dresser
José Matos .... construction coordinator
José Matos .... set designer: Portugal
Alyona Tabakova .... architect (as Alla Tabakova)
Karel Vanásek .... property master
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound mixer (as Vinsent Arnardi)
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Vinsent Arnardi)
Mina Blank .... sound mixer
Natalya Chashchina .... foley artist
Sophie Chiabaut .... sound technician
Julien Cloquet .... foley & adr recordist
Thomas Desjonquères .... sound editor
Vincent Guillon .... supervising sound editor
Irina Kislova .... foley artist
Laurent Kossayan .... supervising sound editor
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Alla Meychik .... foley artist (as Alla Meichik)
Marina Nigmatulina .... foley & adr recordist
André Rigaut .... dialogue editor
André Rigaut .... sound mixer
Jacques Thomas-Gérard .... foley & adr recordist
Inna Trofimchuk .... foley artist
Jean Umansky .... dialogue editor
Jean Umansky .... sound mixer
Jean Umansky .... sound recordist
Faina Yampolskaya .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Thierry Alloy .... special effects
Sergei Chertovskikh .... special effects
Václav Kuba .... special effects
François Philippi .... special effects
Gilbert Piéri .... special effects
Gilles Piéri .... special effects (as Giles Pieri)
Frédéric Rouquette .... special effects
Yury Shagov .... special effects
Vyacheslav Stepanov .... special effects
Pavel Terchov .... special effects
Andrei Trifonov .... special effects
Roman Tudjarov .... special effects
Yuri Udaltsov .... special effects
Michel Vialla .... special effects
Jirí Vojtech .... special effects
Sergei Zakharov .... special effects
 
Stunts
Vladimir Badov .... stunts
Aleksandr Balabushevich .... stunts
Yevgeni Batov .... stunts
Georgi Blagirev .... stunts
Mariya Blinova .... stunts
Tatyana Bobrova .... stunts
Viktor Bogdanov .... stunts
Roman Bychkov .... stunts
Sergey Chekrygin .... stunts
Valery Derkach .... stunt coordinator
Valeri Dovnar .... stunts
Oleg Durygin .... stunts
Yelena Galkina .... stunts
Andrei Grigoryev .... stunts
Nikolai Grishin .... stunts
Aleksei Gritsenko .... stunts
Valeriy Ivakov .... stunts
Aleksei Ivanov .... stunts
Evgeniy Karpovich .... stunts
Vladimir Karpovich .... stunts
Sergei Kazachenko .... stunts
Konstantin Kishchuk .... stunts
Kirill Kopusov .... stunts
Aleksandr Kucherenko .... stunts
Valeri Kudryashov .... stunts
Igor Laptev .... horse stunt coordinator
Andrei Lipilin .... stunts
Vladimir Pivovarov .... stunts
Igor Regner .... stunts
Viktor Romanov .... horse stunt coordinator
Andrey Ryklin .... stunts
Oleg Savosin .... stunts
Igor Sazonov .... stunts
Oleg Shcherbakov .... stunts
Mikhail Shevchuk .... fencing fight coordinator
Fyodor Shilov .... stunts
Kirill Shovkin .... stunts
Sergei Shulga .... stunts
Andrei Sukhov .... stunts
Yuriy Sysoev .... stunts
Dmitry Tarasenko .... stunts
Aleksei Tsaryov .... stunts
Roman Tsvetkov .... stunts
Mikhail Tyrtysh .... stunts
Andrei Tyugai .... stunts
Vyacheslav Ushanov .... stunts
Aleksandr Volkov .... stunts
Sergei Vorobyov .... stunts
Fyodor Voytov .... stunts
Igor Yakovlev .... stunts
Kirill Yegorov .... stunts
Yelena Yerokhina .... stunts
Aidar Zakirov .... stunts
Aleksandr Zhiznevsky .... stunts
Aleksandr Zhurman .... stunts
Aleksei Pashin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnaud Borrel .... still photographer
Jean-Yves Bruyas .... assistant camera
Stefano Coletta .... camera operator
Steven Desbrow .... camera technician: helicopter
Franco Di Giacomo .... cinematographer: Siberia
Igor Gnevashev .... still photographer
Martin Grosup .... camera operator
Elizbar Karavayev .... camera operator (as Elisbar Karavaev)
Beatrice Mizrahi .... additional camera operator
Didier Morel .... assistant camera
Sergei Naugolnykh .... camera operator (as S. Naugolnykh)
Jaromir Sedina .... Steadicam operator
Jaromir Simek .... electrician
Mário Soares .... gaffer
Roman Suszynski .... camera operator
Petr Svoboda .... electrician
Xandy Sahla .... steadicam operator: Portugal unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tamara Odintsova .... casting: Russia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pavel Kornakov .... consultant: military wardrobe
Alla Oleneva .... wardrobe
Ludmila Pyatnitsa .... consultant: property and costume history
Jitka Svecova .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Vanessa Basté .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Stéphanie Pedelacq .... editing intern
Stefan Richter .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Matt Howe .... music mixer
Alexey Kostenko .... conductor
Sergey Skripka .... conductor
Vladimir Vinogradov .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Václav Kocman .... driver
 
Other crew
Sarah Barbault .... production coordinator
Lubov Bodunova .... production coordinator
José Borges .... location manager: Portugal
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Julia Ormond
Nicole Canne .... coordinator (as Nicole Cann)
Albert Coumans .... caterer
Igor Dimitriev .... consultant: military history
Anatoliy Ermilov .... script editor
Zdenek Fiala .... location manager: Prague
Elena Ficenko .... production coordinator
Jacqueline Gamard .... script supervisor
Eva Juel Hammerich .... personal assistant to actor (as Eva Juel)
Jirí Hauzner .... production assistant: pre-production
Aleksey Karpushin .... location manager
Andrey Komissarov .... animal wrangler
Ludila Komissarova .... animal wrangler
Katerina Lahodova .... production assistant
Maria Makhanko .... translator: French, Portuguese and English (as Mariya Makhanko)
Sergey Maksimov .... circus performances coordinator
Mikhail Mizukov .... director: "Maelennitas" scene
George Pappas .... consultant: military history
Brian Pines .... consultant: military history
Ekaterina Prosvirkina .... production coordinator
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Anatoliy Saprykin .... consultant military rank practice
Vasiliy Sazhin .... consultant: military history
Bernard Seguy .... helicopter pilot: Siberia
Mikhail Shevchuk .... fencing coach
Elena Shimanko .... researcher: folklore ensembles
Vyacheslav Shurov .... consultant: folklore and ethnography
Ivan Stefka .... location manager: Prague
Aleksandr Utkin .... location manager
Alexander Yakoviev .... location manager
Viktor Zuykov .... animal wrangler
 

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Also Known As:
"Sibirskiy tsiryulnik" - Russia (original title)
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Runtime:
180 min | Russia:275 min (TV version)
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All the dishes used in the movie were custom made by Czech glassblowers.See more »
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Anachronisms: In a scene which takes place in 1905, a US flag is seen with 50 stars. The correct flag would have 45 Stars.See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Concerto no. 23See more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Definitely viewable, warts and all, 22 October 2001
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

This is not Mikhalkov's best film. Yet a Mikhalkov film is one that presents a story with a twinkle in the eye. His films come very near to the black comedy genre. Take his swipe at the average American not understanding Mozart's music--if it is taken literally, it will cloud the Mikhalkov perspective of life through cinema. That perspective is poles apart from the filmmaking of his half brother Andrei Mikhalkov Konchalovsky, who is serious and quite a bit of a perfectionist (he worked with Andrei Tarkovsky on his earlier movies), e.g. "Runaway Train" and "Shy People" made in Hollywood or "Siberiade" made in the former USSR.

Mikhalkov makes serious scenes seem light and a lark: the deportation to Siberia marked with opera singing; the dangerous duel that ends with a hero lying wounded in a Quixotic manner; a very tall Czar Alexander (the director) who puts down his queen with a most 'unroyal' remark. Mikhalkov and his half brother are great visualizers and have good ears for music--which is why the film is a treat to watch--natural splendors of Siberia, recreating a "Dr Zhivago" milieu with more authenticity than Mr Lean (who did a great job considering he could not shoot his film in the USSR).

I am a great admirer of good Russian cinema: especially the works of Tarkovsky, Kozintsev, Eisenstein, Konchalovsky, Talankin in that order. Mikhalkov is not the best but all his films are worth a view. But I have one suggestion--never take his films as what appears for there is a layer underneath the obvious--that needs to be seen tongue in cheek. And unlike Konchalovsky--the quality of direction is never consistent in Mikhalkov's works--it varies from the brilliant to the almost stupid.

But Mr Mikhalkov, what a pathetic waste of Richard Harris' talent to merely advertise his name in the credits for an insignificant role in a long movie...

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