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1 November 2007 (Russia) See more »
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The tsar is dead. Chaos reigns.
Plot:
The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Pyotr Kislov ... Andrei

Michal Zebrowski ... Polish hetman Kybowsky
Artur Smolyaninov ... Kostka
Violetta Davydovskaya ... Kseniya Godunova

Aleksandr Baluev ... Brigand Osina

Marat Basharov ... Military commander Navoloka
Ramón Langa ... Alvar
Mikhail Porechenkov ... Prince Dmitri Pozharsky
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Mordan
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Stylite
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Filipp Korshunov ... Soldger
Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ... Mute
Viktor Shamirov
Daniil Spivakovskiy ... Styopka Podkova
Dmitriy Ulyanov ... False Dmitri I
Sergey Vlasov ... Otets Andreyki

Directed by
Vladimir Khotinenko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arif Aliev 

Original Music by
Aleksey Rybnikov (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Ilya Dyomin 
 
Film Editing by
Nikolai Bulygin 
 
Art Direction by
Tomás Moravec 
 
Costume Design by
Natalya Dzyubenko 
Sergei Struchyov 
 
Production Management
Mauro Maggioni .... production manager: Rome
Francesco Trifirò .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marketa Magerova .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Anton Balaban .... sound re-recording mixer
Damian Candusso .... sound effects editor
Adam Daniel .... FX premixing
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... FX premixing
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Pavel Doreuli .... sound effects
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Simon Hewitt .... foley artist
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Fabian Sanjurjo .... sound effects editor
Steve Schwalbe .... supervising sound designer
Aleksandr Volodin .... assistant sound designer
Michael Wabro .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ilya Churinov .... special effects supervisor
Pavel Policar .... special effects crew
Igor Titov .... special effects supervisor
Mikhail Yakushev .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Vladislav Akhtyrskiy .... digital compositor (as Vlad Akhtyrskiy)
Roman Batasov .... digital compositor
Oleg Belyaev .... digital compositor
Pavel Bezborodov .... visual effects coordinator
Gregory Chalenko .... senior compositor: CGF
Gregory Chalenko .... sequence supervisor: CGF
Arkadiy Dubinin .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Eizenberg .... visual effects artist
Renat Gabdrakhmanov .... digital compositor
Anton Gonzalez .... digital artist
Aleksandr Gorokhov .... visual effects supervisor
Igor Gryadov .... digital compositor
Arseny Gutov .... digital compositor
Elena Karpunkina .... visual effects supervisor
Timur Khodzhaev .... digital effects artist (as Timur Khodjaev)
Mikhail Korovyansky .... digital compositor
Boris Kravchenko .... digital artist
Alyona Kucherova .... visual effects coordinator
Georgiy Kulikov .... digital effects artist
Vladimir Lamzin .... digital compositor
Ilya Lindberg .... digital compositor
Andrey Mesnyankin .... visual effects supervisor: Postproduction.ru
Larisa Misyukova .... digital compositor
Sergey Muravev .... visual effects
Elena Pestrikova .... digital compositor
Andrey Ponomaryov .... digital compositor
Yuriy Rudakov .... computer graphics artist
Dennis Sedov .... visual effects producer
Elvir Sharifullin .... digital effects artist
Denys Shchukin .... visual effects artist
Ilya Shutov .... visual effects supervisor
Vladimir Sokolov .... digital effects artist
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... visual effects supervisor
Vladimir Tsyplyashuk .... visual effects supervisor
Denis Volkov .... digital compositor
Alexander Volos .... digital compositor (as Alexander Kuzmin)
Artyom Vorobyov .... digital compositor
Sergey Zaporozhtsev .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Valery Derkach .... stunt coordinator
Stanislav Kisilevski .... stunt performer
Igor Laptev .... stunt coordinator: horse
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Innokentiy Smirnov .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Igor Votintsev .... Steadicam operator
 
Animation Department
Apollinary Zakharov .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Emanuele Brescini .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Iskender Utyushev .... technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
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Runtime:
Germany:144 min (DVD) | Germany:135 min (European Film Market) | France:143 min (DVD)
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Anachronisms: Alvaro, and Andrei later on, says a few times "Andalusia el dynamite". However dynamite wasn't invented until the 19th century by Alfred Nobel.See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Historically based Mayhem and Magic, 6 July 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

1612: KHRONIKI SMUTNOGO VREMENI is a strange Russian epic seemingly composed of pasted together bits of history, myth, and fiction by writer Arif Aliyev and directed with a complete lack of continuity by Vladimir Khotinenko. Why these production choices were made in what is apparently supposed to be a critical turn of events in the history of Russia is unclear, but the reason for making the film seems to be to out-Hollywood Hollywood without the benefit of CGI that serve as Hollywood's main 'character' in epics of this sort.

Apparently from the title we are to accept this tale as a recreation of the death of Boris Fyodorovich Godunov (1551 - 1605) - de facto regent of Russia from 1584 to 1598 and then the first non-Rurikid tsar from 1598 to 1605. The end of his reign and the murder of his son saw Russia descend into the Time of Troubles. There was a witness to these murders, one Andrei (Pytor Kislov) who fell into serfdom and then into being a mercenary with his friend Kostka (Artur Smolyaninov) for the Polish hetman (Michal Zebrowsski). Apparently one Godonov remained, the Tsarina Kseniya (Violetta Davydovskaya) and was loved by both the Polish hetman and by Andrei. The entire film is an extended battle between the Polish and the Russians for the control of Moscow and the dream of the Polish hetman to marry Kseniya and ascend the throne as the new Tsar. The referenced year 1612 is the year of the Battle for Moscow when the Poles were successfully defeated making way for the rise of the Romanovs as the royal family of Russia.

Somewhere well hidden in this collage of decapitations and other examples of battlefield mayhem are the identities of the characters who populate this story, but the tale is so chopped up by amazingly bad editing (to the point that the film feels like there are large gaps missing as the screen simply goes dark frequently), by flights of fantasy that focus on a unicorn, moments when the past is recalled through the use of pixels of supposedly previously viewed material, and just plain lapses in plot details that the movie appears like a richly colorful blood bath with some unintentional (?) comedic moments. The machinations of the battle between the winged Poles and the oh-so-inventive Russians fighting against all odds border on absurd. But then perhaps that is the point of the film: war is madness and kingdoms are built by serendipity. It is a long song and tedious, but if you know the realities of Russian history it may be a very entertaining movie!

Grady Harp

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