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Marietta Melrose ...  Irina Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Evgeniy Mironov ...  Knyaz Lev Myshkin 2 episodes, 2003
Vladimir Mashkov ...  Parfyon Rogozhin 2 episodes, 2003
Lydia Velezheva Lydia Velezheva ...  Nastasya Filippovna 2 episodes, 2003
Olga Budina Olga Budina ...  Aglaya Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Inna Churikova ...  Elizaveta Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Oleg Basilashvili ...  General Ivan Epanchin 2 episodes, 2003
Vladimir Ilin ...  Lukyan Lebedev 2 episodes, 2003
Aleksandr Lazarev ...  Ganya Ivolgin 2 episodes, 2003
Andrey Smirnov ...  Afansiy Totskiy 2 episodes, 2003
Anastasiya Melnikova Anastasiya Melnikova ...  Aleksandra Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Rosina Tsidulko ...  Adelaida Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Sergey Muchenikov Sergey Muchenikov ...  Lakey Epanchinykh 2 episodes, 2003
Aleksey Petrenko ...  General Ardalion Ivolgin 2 episodes, 2003
Mikhail Boyarskiy ...  Poruchik Keller 2 episodes, 2003
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The thrilling drama based on the world's greatest masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Half-sane Prince Myshkin returns from Swiss psycho-clinic to face the glamorous world of St Petersburg. Here vice, money and extortion rule. Myshkin finds himself in the whirlpool of intrigue. He inherits an enormous fortune, acquires affections of the vicious Nastassya Filippovna and the beautiful young Aglaya. Scandal, murder and incredible love affair follow. Plunge into the atmosphere of the 19th century St Petersburg created by the impressive authentic costumes and sceneries in the most expensive TV-project in Russia Written by Kathrine Travinskaya

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A jeweler's masterpiece
6 January 2007 | by ArmandSee all my reviews

I don't know if it is a good film. But, for certain ,it is a masterpiece.

For Dostoievsky's universe the words are unavailing. The comments are only games of vain ambition, trips in narcissistic nooks. The biography, the verdicts are slices of personal vision and not search of truth.

Dostoievsky is expression of his work. And his books are the territory of a well-organized world.

This film is the exceptions of my remarks. "Idiot" is a jeweler's achievement. Every nuance, every detail is careful polished. It is a example of to restore a masterpiece. A subtle acting, a gorgeous Lev Myshkin, a spectacular script. In fact, the result of a terrible fight between novel and film, between word and image, expression of Bortko's deep respect for a magnificent creation.

It is so remarkable for his art that the beginning of East European pride is made. But this film is not TV product. It is foretaste of a impressive spirituality, of a special refuge, about the price of illusion in Russian space, about the relation with a far Occident.

The first value of film is the language. Soft, worm, subtle, old, it is the atmosphere of a fascinating time and space, a literature and belief. Is it too little?


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