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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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Young prince Aleksandr has to hold out against two enemies - the Horde in the east and the Teutonic order and Sweden in the west. He discovers that some boyars are plotting against him and ... See full summary »
The beginning of XI century in Russia or Rus. Kievan Rus is composed of the principalities that are governed by the sons of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev. Princes with their men collect tribute then sending it to their father in Kiev. In the north-east of Russia is the most distant principality of Kiev - Rostov. Prince Vladimir sends his son Yaroslav to rule in Rostov, when he turns 11 years old. Jaroslav grows under the tutelage of the boyars, who run the principality, while he is small. Growing up, Jaroslav takes power into their own hands, expanding the principality, and attaches the new lands. But this is not an easy task. Bandit gangs keep ruling in the woods, along the roads and rivers . Their main occupation is the slave trade. Gangs sell people to the Bulgars and the Khazars, and they send the slaves for resale to the lower reaches of the Volga. More and more often the Jaroslav's squad, goes for tribute and finds empty, ransacked settlements of the tribes Meria. Rostov region ...Written by
classic recipes of Russian historical movies. heroism, the great leader, bad guys and their dark plans, nationalism and a love story. and, sure, few drops of propaganda. like many other movies from same genre, not the performances, the story or the events are the pillars of interest but the beauty of few images. like many other films, the message is the glory of nation and the victory of great leader. the cover - the legendary/old myths crumbs. the acting - decent. the atmosphere - inspired. a film for the lovers of Russian civilization. not a great/good/memorable movie but interesting for remember the rules of an genre. is it enough ? for many of its viewers the answer could not be positive. but a decent work is not so bad. this case is an example.
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