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
Several years ago I have read book written by Boris Romanov, "The Emperor, who knew his fate", and now I have seen the movie with the same title. The film makes a very good impression and I watched it with great attention from the beginning to the end, though read the book earlier. The authors were able to show all the most important and interesting that had been written in the book, and they did it so skillfully and professionally. I have to say that before Nicholas II (as a weak king and a loser) was a very unattractive for me. But in the film he is convincingly shown as strong personality and the emperor, who tried to overcome the fate, but could not. I can not say that my attitude to Nicholas II has completely changed for the better, but the film raises questions about the limits of human possibility at the top of power, identity of the last czar of the Russia, and the role of destiny in the life of every man. Many thanks to the authors, writer and director.
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