film of good intentions, it has only two virtues - the music and the image. the dialogs are almost fake - but it is not a great sin -, the performance , in the best case, decent. and the cause is not the art of actors or a not good director but the politic. in fact, it is Soviet version to a Romanian film. fruit of ambition. and, like many other historical movies, a propaganda tool. it is difficult define it more than a common film of period. not worse but interesting testimony for past use under Communism. clichés, errors, beautiful sequences are ingredients for a story who remind the figure of a special Moldavian ruler, essential piece for Romanian and Russian history.
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