In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is Tsar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Tony Ka Fai Leung,
Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do it, but almost lose their lives when he double-crosses them. They turn around and get revenge.
18th century, The Russian Empire. The series tells the life story of Darya Saltykova, who was called Saltychikha by serfs. The landowner brutally tortured about one and half hundreds ... See full summary »
In 15th Century Russia, the last Byzantium Princess, Sophia Palaiologina, moves from Rome to distant Moscow to marry Czar Ivan III. Destined to become the first influential female figure of... See full summary »
The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »
Fiona Fullerton, who played the Grand Duchess Anastasia in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) twenty nine years earlier, was considered for the role of Tsarina Alexandra but was later deemed to be slightly too young for the part. See more »
The hair of the Grand Duchesses never seems to grow after their heads are shaved despite the fact that they till lived for another year. See more »
A very impressive piece of film work - great setting, great actors - and of course an inevitable tragic story.
But - alas, there is an alas. The real story of the captivity of the czar family has been - based on numerable historical accounts - much more gruesome and humiliating than showed in this picture.
And finally. I would have surely preferred if the final sequence with the bombastic funeral and canonizing service held by the leading figures of the Russian Orthodox church under their chief, former KGB agent "Drozdov" aka Patriarch Alexij and his equals was spared...
But I suppose that was the price that was to be paid for the support of the "Russian government" and the "Government of Moscow" as stated in the credits.
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