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The State Counsellor (2005)

Statskiy sovetnik (original title)
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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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Cast

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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,726,507
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Runtime:

(TV) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Akunin, author of the novel 'Statskiy sovetnik,' thought of Oleg Menshikov as of an ideal Fandorin when he was writing the novel. 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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Another great movie based on Akunin's novels
23 April 2005 | by gingerfishSee all my reviews

I've read the book "Statskiy sovetnik" before. When i heard the news that a movie is being made on that novel, i was wondering why THAT novel. I was curious how the director would manage to make a dynamic movie on a rather specific and long story. Especially knowing that the director is rather young and some sort of a beginner in making such "BIG" movies. But Filipp Yankovsky had really made it! By the way he is a son of a very famous Russian theater\movie actor - Oleg Yankovsky. Great dialogues and closeups. Famous Russian director - Nikita Mikhalkov, shows GREAT acting skills, playing Prince Pozharsky, sometimes even drawing most of attention from the main character - Fandorin. All characters surely showed their best in this great dynamic movie. Those who are interested in Russian history will certainly gain a lot of experience, because Akunin pays very much attention to all historical details. Great movie!


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