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Statskiy sovetnik (2005)

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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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Credited cast:
Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Count Pozharsky
Count Vladimir Dolgorukov
Mariya Mironova ...
Julie Lenard
Col. Pyotr Burchinsky
Emiliya Spivak ...
Esfir Litvinova
Aleksandr Strizhenov ...
Grand Duke Simeon Alexandrovich
Nikolai Seleznov / Rakhmet (as Aleksey Gorbunov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Engineer Larionov
Yuriy Golubev ...
Pozharsky's bodyguard
Smolianinov (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)


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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Based on Boris Akunin's Best Novel See more »


Drama | Crime



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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Az államtanácsos  »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,914,420 (Russia), 24 April 2005
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(TV) | (theatrical)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The film is the third in the film series of Erast Petrovich Fandorin's Adventures, but is based on the seventh book about Fandorin by Boris Akunin. See more »


Follows Turetskiy gambit (2005) See more »

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A very enjoyable work.
21 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Befoure I watched the film I was a little disappointed by the reviews. Because such a great cast I expected everyone to sing psalms of the film.

Fortunatly the critics in my opinion were mostly wrong. Although Fandorin is shockingly cold the first time we see him, he becomes believable as the film progresses. Mashkov who played Kozyr' is simply amazing. His whole over the top-act, the slang is just so fun to watch. Khabenski does well, and Fandera, who plays Igla is wonderful, very believable. Emiliya Spivak is somewhat irritating, but is what she should have been according to the book. Though of course it is Nikita Mikhalkov who steals the show. A lot can be said about his intrigues at the Russian Film Guild, but he is without a doubt a great actor fit for specific roles. He is at his best when he plays a "Barin", as in "Bespridannica".

The action is quick, brutal and not flashy, even the sound of gunfire seems somewhat muffled. There isn't an awful lot of action since it is a Crime movie, not an action film. For some reason they didn't really pay attention to Masa, because he was far too young, and not round enough (according to the book he was "short and round like a barrel"). Green's character was somewhat downsized in the film too, with little background, like the facts that he was Jewish and his whole routine, so I felt that was missed out, because while Igla's motivation is present Green's is none existent. However unless you have read the book you wouldn't notice such nuances, and even if you have not you would not dwell on them.

The cinematography is very good, the way light and shadows are used makes some shots worthy of being posters, or photos.

So overall I would say that this movie was excellent despite some very minor imperfections.

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