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.
Filming took place at the Mariinsky Theatre, as well as Catherine, Alexander, Yusupov and Elagin palaces. In addition to the film it was built scenery of the Assumption Cathedral, the Palace on the River pontoon carriages and interiors of the Imperial train. See more »