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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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Taglines:

"Vysshiy sostav" ("The Highest Command") See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,287,970
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from 1916 to 1920 and in 1964. See more »

Goofs

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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Edited into Raspoutine (2011) See more »

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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.


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