Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of ... See full summary »
Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of Wales shows him the horoscope for date of his birth, made earlier by famous English predictor. The prediction spoken about two future wars. Emperor makes a decision 'to overcome the Fate': to organize a world conference on disarmament for prevention of wars (the Hague peace conference, May, 1899). Later he tried to overcome a Fate decisively in March, 1905 (an attempt to abdicate and to head the Russian Orthodox Church), and then again and again - but he could not. His attempts to overcome a Fate is the main essence and content of the film. Written by
bright and grasping story from tragic period of the Russian history
Roman Ershov film is bright and grasping story from tragic period of the Russian history with the last Romanov life in its center. It tells both about providential character of history and personal life full of mystical coincidences. Contradictional figure of the last Russian emperor evoked different opinions and ideas moreover he is considered to be a saint martyr by the Orthodox church. The film focuses at the personal life story of Nicholas II making us feel inevitable pace of the Fortune that marked all the turning points of his rule. It is based on the original documentaries of the time and is backed up by profound archival research. Film author visually presents all the episodes of fortune telling and their influence concerning the challenges he faced as an emperor of huge empire at its crucial point between two historical epochs.
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