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The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008)

I demoni di San Pietroburgo (original title)
Biopic of the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (from an original idea by) (as Andrei Konchalovsky), Giuliano Montaldo | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Fyodor Dostoevsky (as Miki Manojlovic)
Carolina Crescentini ... Anna
Roberto Herlitzka ... Pavlovic
Anita Caprioli ... Aleksandra
Filippo Timi ... Gusiev
Patrizia Sacchi Patrizia Sacchi ... Advotya
Sandra Ceccarelli ... Nataliya Ivanovna
Giovanni Martorana Giovanni Martorana ... Trifonov
Giordano De Plano ... Young Dostoevsky
Emilio De Marchi ... Gazin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenia Caruso ... Lab student
Giorgio Cugno Giorgio Cugno ... Man in Asylum
Marco Gandini Marco Gandini ... Tailor
Alex Infascelli ... Russian Officer
Francesco Marino Francesco Marino ... (credit only)
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Biopic of the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Demony Sankt Petersburga See more »

Filming Locations:

Piedmont, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,409,678
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Only neat!
29 June 2019 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

Giuliano Montaldo it's an old expert of the 7th-art, he has learned the profession with some of the greatest ever, like Sergio Leone, Francesco Rossi, Carlo Lizzani, Gillo Pontecorvo. His best films, in my humble opinion, are "Sacco & Vanzetti" and "Giordano Bruno", both starring the unique Gian Maria Volontè as protagonist (Gian missing a T in English...). Here he tries to enter Dostoevsky's Russian atmosphere, impenetrable to anyone, a very difficult task. The film it's very carefully done, from all points of view, direction, acting, sets, costumes, Morricone's music, etc., but that's all, Dostoevsky is impossible to re-create in cinematic imagery.


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