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The Conquest of Siberia (2019)

Tobol (original title)
A young officer, Ivan Demarin, is sent to the depths of Siberia. Here Ivan meets his first love and, together with his regiment, finds himself drawn into a conspiracy by local princes, who are hunting for Yarkand's gold.


Igor Zaytsev


Aleksei Ivanov (as Aleksey Ivanov), Aleksey Permyakov
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Credited cast:
Andrey Burkovskiy Andrey Burkovskiy ... Johan Renat
Erkebulan Dairov Erkebulan Dairov ... Onkhuday
Evgeniy Dyatlov Evgeniy Dyatlov ... knyaz Matvey Gagarin
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ... Peter I
Aleksandr Lazarev ... Ivan Bukhgolts
Yuliya Makarova Yuliya Makarova ... Masha Remezova
Ilya Malanin Ilya Malanin ... Ivan Demarin
Agata Mutsenietse Agata Mutsenietse ... Brigitta
Dmitriy Nazarov ... Semyon Ulyanovich Remezov
Philippe Reinhardt ... Zims
Pavel Tabakov Pavel Tabakov ... Petka Remezov


A young officer of Peter I's First Guard, Ivan Demarin, on the instructions of the tsar, is sent to the depths of Siberia - to border Tobolsk. Here Ivan meets his first love and, together with his regiment, finds himself drawn into a conspiracy by local princes, who are hunting for Yarkand's gold. His fortress is surrounded by hordes of wild jungars and there's no place to wait for help .

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Did You Know?


Johan Renat & Birgitta were real persons. They were taken as prisoners of war and Renat was eventually enlisted in the Russian army with the promise that he did not have to take part in campaigns against Sweden, his home land. He was instead sent to Siberia and served as a cartographer before being taken captive by the Dzungar Khanate. Here Renat was made to serve in the Dzungar military, now against Qing China. See more »


Referenced in Evening Urgant: Evgeny Dyatlov/Tatyana Gartman (2020) See more »

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One of the few good russian movies
14 April 2020 | by bbetz-82216See all my reviews

First, i dont know the book or anything about russian history, but im not an author, nor a historian and im here to rate a movie, not the accuracy of it.

And the movie is absolute ok. The scenery is good, the actors are decent, the dialogues are ok, i think in russian they are actually a bit better due to the difficulties of translating russian into german or english. At least they put a lot of effort in the locations and outfits (nothing looks fake or cheaply put together), im not sure if theyre accurate, but as i told, im not here to rate accuracy, so for me the locations are made good, the costumes look good and everything seems to fit for that day and age. The CGI is good enough for that kind of movie. The action and fighting scenes were good too.

I think this movie really is worth watching. Ive seen far worse russian movies. So this movie gets a solid 8 of 10 for the decent effort they put in it.

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21 February 2019 (Russia) See more »

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DTS (DTS-HD 5.1)



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2.35 : 1
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