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Elem Klimov

Agoniya (Rasputin)

Edition 1984
104' - 1981 - Historical, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Russian
Director: Elem Klimov Composer: Alfred Shnitke With: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line

Russia, 1916. Be it by craft or madness, Rasputin exercises power over the indecisive Nicholas, and the religious Czarina worships the Siberian as God. He manipulates the Czar in his relations with the Duma and influences the choice of a new premier. Rasputin assaults a baroness; her husband is jailed for defending her, and she must offer sexual favors to Rasputin to save her husband. The Czar finally orders Rasputin from St. Petersburg, but somehow he enters the palace and, in a disheveled trance, convinces the Czar to make a disastrous change in war strategy. A cadre of nobles take matters into their own hands and arrange a last dinner party for the interloping monk.

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Elem Klimov


Alfred Shnitke


Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line


Semyon Lungin, Ilya Nusinov

Director of Photography

Leonid Kalashnikov


Valeriya Belova

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Union soviétique



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