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Admiral (2008)

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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.

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Andrey Kravchuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Admiral
Elizaveta Boyarskaya ... Anna
Sergey Bezrukov ... General Kappel
Vladislav Vetrov 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
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Storyline

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

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"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 »


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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | French

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Admiral - Warrior. Hero. Legend. See more »

Filming Locations:

Irkutsk, Russia See more »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,287,970
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The title uses old Russian orthography, abandoned after the October Socialist Revolution of 1917. See more »

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During the opening sequence at the Baltic Sea (November 1916, according to the captions), Admiral Kolchak identifies the pursuing German armored cruiser as the SMS Friedrich Carl and enters his own minefield in order to escape. Later, when the Germans are about to blast the immobile and damaged Russian vessel, they strike a mine and their ship blows apart and sinks within seconds with a clear big loss of lives. Actually, although the SMS Friedrich Carl was in fact sunk by Russian mines, this happened two years before than the movie shows (November 1914). Besides, she stayed afloat for several hours, enough for the light cruiser SMS Augsburg to arrive to the scene and rescue most of the crew, and only 8 crew members were lost. (In reference to a deliberate mistake, it is very unlikely that an experienced seaman and high rank officer such as Kolchak had mistaken a ship for one that the entire Russian navy knew had sunk two years before.) See more »

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Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 3-DE (2011) See more »

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For love is strong as death...
15 October 2008 | by adelinaforeverSee all my reviews

But if I am still alive

Counter to destiny

That's only as your love

And memory of you

Ana Timireva

"Your smile that I will never forget, your voice, your hands are the symbol of the highest award for me which can give me life for performance of the greatest aim, military idea, debt and the obligations sent by the severe and unshakable nature of war…" These words full of love, emotions and fear to lose his beloved woman were written by Admiral Kolchak to Anna Timireva. She was a married woman with a son, he had wife and son too. Anna was younger than Admiral in 19 years but love does not have borders and they both understood it. He wasn't the handsomest of men and besides he was a soldier and patriot dedicated to the army and to the country. But she was the real princess: young, clever and gorgeous. They seemed to be just ordinary people but their amazing love story and tragic destiny made them legends.

"Admiral" is that type of movies that you watch on one breath and when it ends you don't need to speak with your friends and share your thoughts about the film. It is something extraordinary that you keep deep inside your heart. You are nearly crying as if it was your own life and your sufferings. This is the power of that movie. First of all, you will be impressed with the actors' transformation. Konstantyn Habensky as Admiral Kolchak is exactly the man from that epoch. Fearless, brave and strong person with so many contradictions that finally led him to his death. Habensky has previously worked with Elizaveta Boyarskaya in "Irony of Fate 2" but in this picture they are more natural and real as a duet.

Historical dramas are for sure one of the most hardest genre. The duty of actors is to make audience believe that you are that Man or that Woman from specific century and era. In "Admiral" Elizaaveta Boyarskaya did a fantastic job. She did a hundred times better than she did in "Irony of Fate" Maybe it's because "Irony" was just a sequel of the famous Soviet film. But Anna in "Admiral" is definitely her role that she played with fidelity and grace.

I also want to say few words about the music. The original score is fantastic. And the title song "Anna" which was a poem written by Anna Timireva and dedicated to Kolchak sounds so touching. Just listen to it and you will understand how strong this woman were. Singer Victoria Dayneko performed it perfectly and her voice is amazing.

Admiral was killed in February 7, 1920. Anna Timireva spent most of her life in prisons and camps. She died in 1975. As she said she had been with Admiral only for two years. But she never stopped loving him even after his death.


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