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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)

Tsareubiytsa (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 1 October 1993 (UK)
A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and ... See full summary »

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Karen Shakhnazarov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Timofeyev / Yurovsky
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Dr. Smirnov / Tsar Nicholas II
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... Aleksandr Yegorovich
Yuriy Sherstnyov ... Kozlov
Anzhela Ptashuk Anzhela Ptashuk ... Marina
Viktor Seferov Viktor Seferov ... Vojkov (as V. Seferov)
Olga Antonova ... Tsarina Aleksandra (as O. Antonova)
Dariya Majorova Dariya Majorova ... Princess Olga (as D. Majorova)
Evgeniya Kryukova Evgeniya Kryukova ... Princess Tatyana (as Ye. Kryukova)
Alyona Teremizova Alyona Teremizova ... Princess Mariya (as A. Teremizova)
Olga Borisova Olga Borisova ... Princess Anastasiya (as O. Borisova)
Anastasiya Nemolyaeva ... Nurse (as A. Nemolyaeva)
Aleksey Logunov Aleksey Logunov ... Prince Aleksei (as A. Logunov)
Vyacheslav Vdovin Vyacheslav Vdovin ... Dr. Botkin (as V. Vdovin)
Vyacheslav Mukhov Vyacheslav Mukhov ... Medvedev (as V. Mukhov)
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Storyline

A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and are forced to relive the events of 1918 in order to break the spell. Written by choir boy <choirboy@execulink.com>

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Obsessed with the past. Condemned to repeat it.

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union | UK

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Regicid See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Timofeyev: Enduring the fact that your relatives in Europe keep attacking Soviet Russia... The Ural Executive Committee have decided to shoot you.
Dr. Smirnov: What?
[shooting begins]
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Intriguing plot, fine performances, highly recommended!
29 May 2004 | by Djole_JSee all my reviews

In my opinion very imaginative movie, nicely depicted psychological drama that introduced a lot of interesting data and unanswered questions from Russian history. Story of this movie is well balanced mixture of reality and main character's imagination, leaving a viewer a lot of space to separate one from the other at his own will. The plotline is smoothly and intelligently guided with interesting flashbacks, and clever dialogues. Though I would normally dislike the idea that famous British actor is hired for main role in completely Russian production, Malcolm McDowell was perfect choice for this character, and he made really great performance, fitting perfectly in the Russian surrounding. I highly recommend this movie.


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