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The thrilling drama based on the world's greatest masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Half-sane Prince Myshkin returns from Swiss psycho-clinic to face the glamorous world of St Petersburg. ... See full summary »
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Marietta Melrose ...  Irina Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Evgeniy Mironov ...  Knyaz Lev Myshkin 2 episodes, 2003
Vladimir Mashkov ...  Parfyon Rogozhin 2 episodes, 2003
Lidiya Velezheva Lidiya Velezheva ...  Nastasya Filippovna 2 episodes, 2003
Olga Budina Olga Budina ...  Aglaya Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Inna Churikova ...  Elizaveta Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Oleg Basilashvili ...  General Ivan Epanchin 2 episodes, 2003
Vladimir Ilin ...  Lukyan Lebedev 2 episodes, 2003
Aleksandr Lazarev ...  Ganya Ivolgin 2 episodes, 2003
Andrey Smirnov ...  Afansiy Totskiy 2 episodes, 2003
Anastasiya Melnikova Anastasiya Melnikova ...  Aleksandra Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Rosina Tsidulko ...  Adelaida Epanchina 2 episodes, 2003
Sergey Muchenikov Sergey Muchenikov ...  Lakey Epanchinykh 2 episodes, 2003
Aleksey Petrenko ...  General Ardalion Ivolgin 2 episodes, 2003
Mikhail Boyarskiy ...  Poruchik Keller 2 episodes, 2003
Larisa Malevannaya ...  Nina Ivolgina 2 episodes, 2003
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The thrilling drama based on the world's greatest masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Half-sane Prince Myshkin returns from Swiss psycho-clinic to face the glamorous world of St Petersburg. Here vice, money and extortion rule. Myshkin finds himself in the whirlpool of intrigue. He inherits an enormous fortune, acquires affections of the vicious Nastassya Filippovna and the beautiful young Aglaya. Scandal, murder and incredible love affair follow. Plunge into the atmosphere of the 19th century St Petersburg created by the impressive authentic costumes and sceneries in the most expensive TV-project in Russia Written by Kathrine Travinskaya

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Incredible
13 June 2013 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

This is so extraordinary that each episode is absorbing and exhausting. It is also cathartic and draining. It has an intensity unknown in almost all TV. This is emotionally intense and almost deranged in the craziness of the characters as they purge each other, destroy the facades of each other, and continue to live as desolate souls.

This is not easy to watch and it follows the book closely. The acting is superb, the direction and overall production style is rather like those films of the 1970s that Bertolucci made in that era, but the intensity is turned up to absolute maximum.

This is really the most powerful piece of TV or film in a long time and shows how the writer shapes the final experiences because this story is utterly wild. It digs deep into the soul and does not relent.


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