The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

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Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. Anna, the wife of his best friend, becomes the love of his life. The revolution in his heart mirrors the revolution in his own country. His destiny is to fight the Bolsheviks and bring back the Czarist rule. Written by Anatoli Maksimov

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"Ibo krepka, kak smert, lyubov." ("For as strong as death is love.") See more »


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Admiral - Warrior. Hero. Legend.  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place from 1916 to 1920 and in 1964. See more »

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During the opening sequence at the Baltic Sea (November 1916, according to the captions), Admiral Kolchak identifies the pursuing German armored cruiser as the SMS Friedrich Carl and enters his own minefield in order to escape. Later, when the Germans are about to blast the immobile and damaged Russian vessel, they strike a mine and their ship blows apart and sinks within seconds with a clear big loss of lives. Actually, although the SMS Friedrich Carl was in fact sunk by Russian mines, this happened two years before than the movie shows (November 1914). Besides, she stayed afloat for several hours, enough for the light cruiser SMS Augsburg to arrive to the scene and rescue most of the crew, and only 8 crew members were lost. (In reference to a deliberate mistake, it is very unlikely that an experienced seaman and high rank officer such as Kolchak had mistaken a ship for one that the entire Russian navy knew had sunk two years before.) See more »

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at first sigh, perfect
3 October 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

romanticism, good acting, wise script, history's respiration, great atmosphere. a film who seems be perfect for a large target. because it has coherence and rhythm and moral questions and Chekhov's universe drops. it is a blockbuster. and that fact could not be a real surprise. for a part of viewers, for who Kolchak is a hero not only for his political position, for the last sacrifice and for the status of lover, but for its impressive career as explorer, the film is only a sketch. for the fans of old films, the meeting with Nikolay Burliav, as the Tsar , is a real surprise. a film about war and love and feelings. about the change of society. and about values. that is all. but the manner used does the difference from many other films with same subject.


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