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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Cast overview, first billed only:
General Kappel
Vladislav Vetrov ...
Anna Kovalchuk ...
General Zhannen
Oleg Fomin ...
Nikolay Podgurskiy
Anatoliy Pashinin ...
Rostislav Ognivtsev
Dmitriy Shcherbina ...
Vladimir Rybaltovskiy
Premer-ministr Pepelyaev
Kinorezhisser Sergey Fyodorovich (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)


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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9 October 2008 (Russia)  »

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Admiral - Warrior. Hero. Legend.  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place from 1916 to 1920 and in 1964. See more »


When Admiral Kolchak is addressing his troops in November 1918 at the Eastern Front, a variety of flags can be seen in the background, including an American flag that clearly has nine rows of stars. All American flags of this period had just six rows of stars; the US flag didn't contain more than six rows of stars until 1959, when on January 3 a seventh row was added to recognize Alaska's entry into the union, and on August 21 the stars were rearranged in nine rows in recognition of Hawaii's entry. See more »


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Interesting and somewhat entertaining, but too solemn biopic
23 February 2013 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

An interesting, if flawed, biopic about Alexander Kolchak, Russian admiral during World War I, and after the Russian revolution, leader of the Russian whites during the civil war. I know the Soviet Union ended more than 20 years ago, but I was still surprised to see such a reverent movie about one of the leaders of the Russian whites. For example, the scene where Kolchak takes command of his army with the blessing of the Russian Orthodox Church is told with soaring musing, and without any hint of irony. Story of his romance with the wife of one of his fellow officers adds very little (in fact, probably detracts) from the film. In summary, a generally well made film and with a relatively generous budget, but a bit too reverent and solemn toward its subject.

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