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The Duelist (2016)

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Set in 19th century Imperial Russia, the story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, a common practice of the era. Shot in IMAX. ... See full summary »

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Aleksey Mizgirev
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Yakovlev
Vladimir Mashkov ... Graf Beklemishev
Yuliya Khlynina Yuliya Khlynina ... Marfa Tuchkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Basargin (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
Aleksandr Mizev Aleksandr Mizev ... Ofitser-tyuremshchik
Sergey Nevidimov Sergey Nevidimov ... Soldat
Vladimir Panichev Vladimir Panichev ... Dvoryanin
Vadim Pavlenko Vadim Pavlenko ... Mordvinov
Franziska Petri ... Aleksandra Iosifovna
Aleksandra Serebryakova ... Dvoryanka
Pavel Tabakov Pavel Tabakov ... Knyaz Tuchkov
Artyom Vasilev Artyom Vasilev ... Ofitser
Aleksandr Yatsenko ... Yakovlev mladshiy
Martin Wuttke ... Nemetskiy baron
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Sluga
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Set in 19th century Imperial Russia, the story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, a common practice of the era. Shot in IMAX. Cast Petr Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttke, Julia Khlynina, Yuri Kolokolnikov Director Alexey Mizgirev

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Rated R for strong violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Russia

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Russian | German | Ukrainian

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2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Great movie
29 January 2017 | by yoosilas-329-228673See all my reviews

It is the first time when i see a Russian movie, it was a pleasure. Set in Saint Petersburg in 1860, the story revolves around retired officer Yakovlev. A deadly shot, Yakovlev is effectively a kind of mercenary in that he is available for hire through his associate Baron Staroe to stand in for others in formal duels. Much later in the film, flashbacks reveal that years ago an Aleut shaman has predicted he would never die, and so far that seems about right as Yakovlev wins duel after duel, wounding and more often killing noble opponents. Although duels of honor are technically illegal in Russia at the time, no one pays the law a blind bit of notice. The code of practice is not written down anywhere, and yet everyone knows the rules and rituals, while many participants see it as an almost mystical rite. To take part in a duel is to accept that one's fate is ultimately in the hands of God, hence the practice of Russian roulette. Eventually, it turns out that all of Yakovlev's recent duels were secretly arranged by Count Beklemishev. He is a shadowy puppet master with a grudge and designs on Princess Martha Tuchkova whose brother Prince Tuchkov Yakovlev is scheduled to duel with next. When attraction stirs between him and the pretty blond princess, problems arise, especially since, as the flashbacks reveal, Yakovlev has an agenda of his own. I think "The Duelist" is a great movie, i recommend it. Congratulations actors especially young actress Julia Khlynina.


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