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Tsar (2009)

In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last ... See full summary »

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Pavel Lungin

Writers:

Aleksei Ivanov (screenplay), Pavel Lungin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pyotr Mamonov ... Ivan The Terrible
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Metropolitanate Philipp
Ramilya Iskander Ramilya Iskander ... Mariya Temryukovna
Anastasiya Dontsova Anastasiya Dontsova ... Masha
Aleksandr Domogarov ... Aleksei Basmanov
Aleksandr Ilin ... Fedka Basmanov
Ville Haapasalo ... Heinrich Staden (as Ville Khaapasalo)
Aleksey Frandetti Aleksey Frandetti ... Kai-Bulat
Ivan Okhlobystin ... Vassian
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Malyuta Skuratov
Aleksey Makarov ... General Kolychev
Andrey Bronnikov Andrey Bronnikov ... Ilidor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Lobanov Aleksandr Lobanov ... Mitka Pleshcheev
Aleksandr Makarov Aleksandr Makarov ... Voevoda Buturlin
Artyom Mazunov Artyom Mazunov
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Storyline

In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Drama | History

Certificate:

PG-13
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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

4 November 2009 (Russia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Not the best,but my First
20 December 2009 | by errorxavaSee all my reviews

Film 'Tsar' made some social resonance in Russia,- dividing people who do not accept film because of huge mortality and deaths in film(it's true - 'Tsar' is dark and cruel) and those who see the human Drama in face of Tsar Ivan, drama of the governor - is really not the best in Lungin's biography,though the best in my.

I had opportunity to take participation in this film, i was acting eye- blinded Serafim and should say that the plot of this film is really great. and Im thanking life and faith to let me do my job as good as i could))))

Also i've got lots of new friends,- among them Tom Stern -

the cinematographer of 'Tsar'.- really good American,- i took a look on his projects with Clint Eastwood, and opened this to brave Americans for myself.


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