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Turetskiy gambit (2005)

The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Olga Krasko ... Varvara Suvorova
Marat Basharov ... Gridnev
... Gen. Mizinov
... Zurov
... Lukan
... Gen. Sobolev
... Kazanzaki
... Ismail-Bei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
... Non-comissionned Officer
... Retired Major
... Tsar Aleksandr II
Didier Bienaimé ... D'Hevrais
... Gubernator
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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion... Written by Pavel P.

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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RUR 95,537,117 (Russia), 27 February 2005, Limited Release
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In the scene where Fandorin is in the journalist club, Valdis Pelsh, a popular Russian TV host, introduces himself to him. See more »

Goofs

When Cossacks come to save Varya and D'Hevrais from Turkish troops, they whistle and brag with their weapon. Real-life Cossacks avoided that kind of showoff. See more »

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Gen. Mizinov: A secret weapon is a powerful one.
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Follows Azazel (2002) See more »

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An Impressive Epic
9 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Folks, this is the epic to look out for at international movie festivals! I have had the opportunity to see this on big screen, in full sound- and was blown away! Though I couldn't understand everything, the action within the film was clear enough to make the general plot understood. Though it is not an American film- it has authentic period costume, fantastic cinematography, and in my opinion has met or surpassed special effects of such films as the Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, and the Matrix. Of course, it probably won't get the recognition it deserves in North America, as it isn't a home-grown... but it is well worth the trip to the theatre to see it if is ever in town... I'm going to see it for at least another 2 times if possible! The only disappointment was the pop-type music for the closing credits... everything else: SUPERB!


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