It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by
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The mighty epic of 13th Century Russia...of the "Battle on the Ice" when the invading German hordes led by the Teutonic Knights were driven from the soil of Russia - forever.
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Did You Know?
composed the score for the film and re-worked it into the cantata "Aleksandr Nevskiy". In 1995 the music was re-recorded for a VHS and laserdisc release of the film because of the poor quality and bad editing in the original, though the dialogue was left unchanged. See more
The cross displayed on the shields borne by the Teutonic knights is different in shape and colour to the actual one on their coat of arms. See more
Von Balk - Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
The men who can defeat us have not yet been born.
Referenced in Batman Begins