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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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Grand Duke Simeon Alexandrovich
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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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The old train filmed in the first stages of the movie, was delivered to Moscow from the Locomotive museum of the October railway (St. Petersburg). See more »

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22 April 2005 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

One of the most brilliant modern books (Boris Akunin) get bad movie. Yes, the movie literally follow the book, but nothing else.

Annoing acting. There is no suspense. No visual effects. No Fandorin (the biggest disappointment)! And, as result, no movie. I had feeling, that the film is too long.

The best of all is Emilia Spivak (Esfir): her acting is way above everybody else's. I liked Oleg Tabakov (Prince Dolgoroukoy) and Aleksei Gorbunov (Rahmet) too, but all other actors only do very hard work, not playing.

Only 4 of 10 :-(


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