Master and Margarita (2005) is a Menippean film based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. Set in Moscow under Stalin and in Jerusalem under Pilate, it has several story-lines ... See full summary »
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An Faustian story of eternal love and sacrifice by Margarita who becomes the Witch Queen at the Devil's ball of 100 Kings to save her beloved writer Master from obscurity and receive an eternal refuge granted by God

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...  Koroviev 10 episodes, 2005
...  Woland 9 episodes, 2005
...  Behemoth the Cat 9 episodes, 2005
...  Behemoth the Cat / ... 9 episodes, 2005
...  Investigator 9 episodes, 2005
...  Azazello 8 episodes, 2005
...  Man in Uniform / ... 8 episodes, 2005
...  Ivan Bezdomny 7 episodes, 2005
Leonid Maksimov ...  Investigator's Assistant 7 episodes, 2005
Dmitriy Poddubnyy 7 episodes, 2005
...  Margarita 6 episodes, 2005
...  Pontius Pilate 6 episodes, 2005
...  Rimsky 6 episodes, 2005
Valeriy Krupenikov 6 episodes, 2005
...  Master 5 episodes, 2005
...  Ieshua Ha-Notsri 5 episodes, 2005
...  Gella 5 episodes, 2005
...  Afranius 5 episodes, 2005
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Master and Margarita (2005) is a Menippean film based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. Set in Moscow under Stalin and in Jerusalem under Pilate, it has several story-lines where history, religion and politics are intertwined. The story of Master (Galibin), a talented author of a manuscript about the biblical Pontius Pilate, and Master's muse - Margarita (Kovalchuk), is paralleled by the biblical story of Ieshua in Ierushalaim, and the deceit of the cowardly ambiguous Pilate (Lavrov), whose character alludes to a Soviet leader. The reality is distorted by Satan - Woland (Basilashvili), and his lieutenants, who are manipulating public events and people's lives by pushing buttons of human weaknesses and sins. Margarita taps into Woland's power, trying to save Master. The character of Master is autobiographical, burning of his manuscript alludes to what Bulgakov himself did under threats from Soviet authorities. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Not a masterpiece, not even close
14 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The series are mediocre. Director's work is just invisible - good actors play well and not-so-good actors play not-so-well. Camera is static, special effects are cheap. The Cat Behemot is just a joke. Rimsky is not supposed to be a clown as shown. New character played by Gaft is added for a very obvious reason - to educate new generations who cannot read between lines in the book. But what is more important - the series are missing Bulgakov's spirit and sour sense of humor. Only scenes that are supposed to be serious and sad look attractive. Clearly the series are made for people who have never read the book. I agree with the previous reviewer - very disappointing.


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