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The State Counsellor (2005)

Statskiy sovetnik (original title)
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Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »

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Oleg Menshikov ...
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Count Pozharsky
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Kozyr
Oleg Tabakov ...
Count Vladimir Dolgorukov
Oksana Fandera ...
Igla
Mariya Mironova ...
Julie Lenard
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Mylnikov
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Col. Pyotr Burchinsky
Emiliya Spivak ...
Esfir Litvinova
Aleksandr Strizhenov ...
Grand Duke Simeon Alexandrovich
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Nikolai Seleznov / Rakhmet
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Engineer Larionov
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Smolianinov (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
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Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the killer pretended to be Fandorin. There are initials BG on the handle of the knife Khrapov was stabbed with, the initials belong to a terrorist organization which keeps both capital cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg) in fear. This time Fandorin is not the only one trying to solve the crime, general Pozharski, a famous detective takes over the investigation... Written by Pavel P.

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In 2001 Nikita Mikhalkov planned to direct the film himself. He also wanted to cast Isabelle Adjani in one of the leading roles. However, the views of Boris Akunin (author of the novel the film is based on) and Mikhalkov on the film were too different and eventually Filipp Yankovskiy was chosen to direct the film. But rumor has it that Mikhalkov, who played one of the leading roles in the film, controlled what happened on the set more than Yankovsky did. See more »

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15 May 2005 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

The main expectations from this movie for me was the image of Fandorin. I must admit that this Fandorin might be quite acceptable for everyone who read Akunin's books about him. Of course, everyone has it's own Fandorin in their mind, but Menshikov did his job pretty well and might be called as "Fandorin for everyone", so - no complains! No complains for all actors(Mikhalkov - bravo) and Yankovsky! For those who read this book, must be satisfied with the movie, because it's close enough to the book and XIX century Russia is also shown quite real. Dark side of the movie - Masa. It looks like it was some kind of amateur actor. Akunin's Masa is much more colorful and, how to say... interesting! Esfir Litvinova, Fandorin's chick, was (IMHO) too modern.


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