Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King ... See full summary »
Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them. Written by
Honestly, there are porn videos with better scripts and acting than this embarrassing 1940s style matinée! For any true film connoisseur, this flick is a fascinating insight into how to do just about everything wrong with a massive budget, fantastic costumes and gallons of fake blood.
Lighting, timing, camera angles, soundtrack, plot, continuity and the action scenes are as primitive as any kitsch production from the 1970s or earlier. Nothing makes much sense and the voice dubbing is as unbearable as watching Hispanic TV, where every original or natural feel has been exterminated.
This is a Russian production. Russia is a country where a voice-over can be done with a lowered volume and a single reading narrator, and the audience accepts it! Nowadays, Russians seem to believe that it is possible to attract Western audiences with only a big budget to cover for the total lack of content and experience in quality movie-making
The 2 vote is for the costumes only!
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