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The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (original title)
The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

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19 July 2000 (Russia)  »

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The Romanovs: An Imperial Family  »

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RUR 405,000,000 (estimated)
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According to an interview with director Gleb Panfilov, the film was meant to be part of the Cannes Film Festival in May 2000, but it was not ready to premiere at the time. See more »

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During the terrorist bombing sequence, one of the victims on the street can be seen with a pet Chihuahua, but in 1917 Russia, that particular breed of dogs was practically unheard of. See more »

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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna: Alyosha! Don't go to far.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna: There are leeches in there!
The Grand Duke, Prince Aleksei Nikolayevich: There are no leeches in here! Its wonderful water.
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A very rare and inspiring film about spiritual hope in the face of certain tragedy
17 April 2003 | by (Moscow) – See all my reviews

I was expecting little of this film, but was so pleasantly surprised after I had finished watching it. In fact the last time I was so pleasantly surprised was in 1994 after seeing the Shawshank Redemption for the first time in its last week playing in the theatres.

I feel this movie should at least have been nominated for best foreign picture.

This movie is an accurate historical depiction of the final year and a half of life of the Russian royal family prior to their tragic execution in 1918 by Bolsheviks. A film about execution and tragedy often falls flat on its face because the viewer walks away feeling empty, sad, and depressed, but here is an entirely different situation.

The director paints a true picture of the love all family members had for one another, and at the same time shows the type of callous and cynical people were in power after the revolution.

Finally we are showed footage of the canonization of the family as martyrs for the manner in which they accepted their death, without any prejudice to their evil executioners.

It is a heavy film, but one that does inspire. This film is incredible, if at least for its accurate historical re-enactment.


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