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The State Counsellor (2005)
"Statskiy sovetnik" (original title)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  21 April 2005 (Russia)
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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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Emiliya Spivak ...
Esfir Litvinova
Aleksandr Strizhenov ...
Grand Duke Simeon Alexandrovich
Aleksey Gorbunov ...
Nikolai Seleznov / Rakhmet
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Engineer Larionov
Yuriy Golubev ...
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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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Boris Akunin, author of the novel 'Statskiy sovetnik,' thought of Oleg Menshikov as of an ideal Fandorin when he was writing the novel. See more »

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Another great movie based on Akunin's novels
23 April 2005 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I've read the book "Statskiy sovetnik" before. When i heard the news that a movie is being made on that novel, i was wondering why THAT novel. I was curious how the director would manage to make a dynamic movie on a rather specific and long story. Especially knowing that the director is rather young and some sort of a beginner in making such "BIG" movies. But Filipp Yankovsky had really made it! By the way he is a son of a very famous Russian theater\movie actor - Oleg Yankovsky. Great dialogues and closeups. Famous Russian director - Nikita Mikhalkov, shows GREAT acting skills, playing Prince Pozharsky, sometimes even drawing most of attention from the main character - Fandorin. All characters surely showed their best in this great dynamic movie. Those who are interested in Russian history will certainly gain a lot of experience, because Akunin pays very much attention to all historical details. Great movie!


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