The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.


Andrey Kravchuk
9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Admiral
Elizaveta Boyarskaya ... Anna
Sergey Bezrukov ... General Kappel
Vladislav Vetrov ... Sergey Timirev
Anna Kovalchuk ... Sofya
Egor Beroev ... Mikhail Smirnov
Richard Bohringer ... General Zhannen
Oleg Fomin Oleg Fomin ... Nikolay Podgurskiy
Anatoliy Pashinin Anatoliy Pashinin ... Rostislav Ognivtsev
Dmitriy Shcherbina Dmitriy Shcherbina ... Vladimir Rybaltovskiy
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Kerenskiy
Aleksandr Klyukvin ... Premer-ministr Pepelyaev
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Kinorezhisser Sergey Fyodorovich (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Nikolay Burlyaev ... Imperator
Olga Ostroumova


Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. Anna, the wife of his best friend, becomes the love of his life. The revolution in his heart mirrors the revolution in his own country. His destiny is to fight the Bolsheviks and bring back the Czarist rule. Written by Anatoli Maksimov

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


"I prebyvayut s nami Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov; no Lyubov iz nikh bolshe." ("And with us abideth Faith, Hope, Love; but the greatest of these is Love.") See more »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The title uses old Russian orthography, abandoned after the October Socialist Revolution of 1917. See more »


In Episode 5, the vehicle Kolchak is driving - in several scenes - has Texas license plates. See more »


Spoofed in The Best Movie 3-DE (2011) See more »

User Reviews

Finally a chance to see through the glass darkly
12 June 2011 | by TgrainSee all my reviews

Soviet cinema provided us with a myriad films on the Russian revolution and Civil War. While many were artistically engaging, all of them had one mission - to portray the Soviet cause as just and right.

Admiral finally gives audiences an opportunity to see the other side of the story in a human way, without the heavy handed political approach of its Soviet counterparts. It gives you a taste of a Russia that was destroyed after the Bolsheviks sealed their grip on the country. A respectable budget and modern technology allows this film to portray a realism that even Soviet cinema at its prime couldn't match. Everything, from battle scenes to tea parties is very much alive. At the same time, cheap Hollywood-isms are avoided, so if you're looking for a steamy sex scene you'll be disappointed.

The 124 minute version of this film suffers from being a bit rushed, with the romantic story taking center stage which obscures other deep elements of the story. The expanded version is considerably more filling, especially those who enjoy the historical content and a more laid back pace that allows you to absorb.

18 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]




Russian | French

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Admiral See more »

Filming Locations:

Irkutsk, Russia See more »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed