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Statskiy sovetnik (2005)

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Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »

Director:

Filipp Yankovskiy

Writers:

Boris Akunin (novel), Boris Akunin (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Oleg Menshikov ... Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Count Pozharsky
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Green
Vladimir Mashkov ... Kozyr
Oleg Tabakov ... Count Vladimir Dolgorukov
Oksana Fandera ... Igla
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ... Julie Lenard
Mikhail Efremov ... Mylnikov
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Col. Pyotr Burchinsky
Emiliya Spivak Emiliya Spivak ... Esfir Litvinova
Aleksandr Strizhenov ... Grand Duke Simeon Alexandrovich
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Nikolai Seleznov / Rakhmet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pavel Belozerov ... Engineer Larionov
Yuriy Golubev Yuriy Golubev ... Pozharsky's bodyguard
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Smolianinov (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
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Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the killer pretended to be Fandorin. There are initials BG on the handle of the knife Khrapov was stabbed with, the initials belong to a terrorist organization which keeps both capital cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg) in fear. This time Fandorin is not the only one trying to solve the crime, general Pozharski, a famous detective takes over the investigation... Written by Pavel P.

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Games are over. This time it is a real Fandorin and a real case. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | Japanese | French

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az államtanácsos See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,914,420 (Russia), 24 April 2005
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(TV) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The old train filmed in the first stages of the movie, was delivered to Moscow from the Locomotive museum of the October railway (St. Petersburg). See more »

Alternate Versions

A longer, 208-minute version exists. It was made for TV as a 4-episode mini series and was shown on Perviy Kanal in Russia. See more »

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Follows Azazel (2002) See more »

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Erast Petrovich Fandorin vs terrorist-revolutionists
22 April 2005 | by george_aslfSee all my reviews

Adaptation of Boris Akunin's famous novel about 19-th century Russian sleuth Erast Petrovich Fandorin solving an assassination of a hot shot general by a terrorist group called "BG". Directed by young Russian film-maker Filip Yankovski with all-star cast in it.

Finally, after shallow "Azazel" and awful "Turkish Gambit" the audience can view a wonderful piece of film making with some stunning performances. Every single actor does a superb job and demonstrates excellent acting. Mature Erast Fandorin played by Oleg Menshikov is just like the one in the book - daring, unemotional and mysterious. He is quite a silent character in the film, musing most of the time, but the great acting skills of Menshikov are demonstrated in these very scenes. Green played by Konstantin Khabenskii is great as well - nervous, reckless but brave and charming. Nikita Mikhalkov is playing Pojarskii and I have to admit that he is playing his part real well. His character has the most lines. A very controversial character, at times comical and sometimes even devilish.

A few words about cinematography, screenplay and editing. Film has a lot of dark, white and red in it and such mixture of colors makes a picture very organic. Creation of 19-th century Moscow atmosphere was in my opinion achieved with great success: "troika" carriages on snowy streets, glamorous Russian castles and various beautiful costumes. Screenplay and editing are done so well that I didn't even notice how three hours passed. Dialogues are very well written and at the same time they so well spoken that it's a pleasure to listen to them and they don't tend to bore or tire. On the other hand a lot of action takes place and what is the most interesting - the end of the film differs from the same of the novel, so even those who have read the book and thus know the whole story, will still be surprised.


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