This glorious costume drama is set at the twilight of Imperial Russia. It is based on the true story of a romantic relationship between the heir to the Russian throne, Nicholay Romanoff, and a ballerina in the Imperial Theater, Matilda Kshesinskaya, from the time the 22-year-old crown prince and 18-year-old dancer met in 1890 the coronation of Nicolay and his wife Aleksandra Fedorovna in 1896.
In developing the script was attended by over 10 writers, among whom were American and French, but in the end the author became a writer Aleksandr Terekhov, is the winner of "Big Book" and "National Bestseller". See more »
First off this is a film not a documentary or a historical event so people complaining of inaccuracies are simple minded. Beautiful set! Beautiful costumes and although I wanted a little more in depth at both characters I enjoyed this film. I'm a lover of Russian culture, history and language. I found this film to be wonderfully done with portrayal of Nicholas to be splendid. I did find the ending to be a little rushed or I guess "off" kind of thrown in our faces instead of tied together. Nevertheless I enjoyed it and will watch again.
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