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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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Based on Boris Akunin's Best Novel See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,914,420 (Russia), 24 April 2005
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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 Turetskiy gambit (2005) See more »

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15 May 2005 | by angra-1See all my reviews

The main expectations from this movie for me was the image of Fandorin. I must admit that this Fandorin might be quite acceptable for everyone who read Akunin's books about him. Of course, everyone has it's own Fandorin in their mind, but Menshikov did his job pretty well and might be called as "Fandorin for everyone", so - no complains! No complains for all actors(Mikhalkov - bravo) and Yankovsky! For those who read this book, must be satisfied with the movie, because it's close enough to the book and XIX century Russia is also shown quite real. Dark side of the movie - Masa. It looks like it was some kind of amateur actor. Akunin's Masa is much more colorful and, how to say... interesting! Esfir Litvinova, Fandorin's chick, was (IMHO) too modern.


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