Rent 1612 (2007)

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Synopsis:
The Tsar is dead. Chaos reigns! It's the Time of Troubles and the Tsar of Russia has died and the struggle for power has begun. There are many impostors who lay claim to the throne but only one true heir, Czarina Kseniya Godunova. Her Polish husband wants her throne so he can rule Russia, while Andrei, a lowly serf truly loves Kseniya and he attempts to save her from her brutal husband as the battle for Russia is fought.
Actors:
Pyotr Kislov, , , Violetta Davydovskaya, , , , , , , Filipp Korshunov, , Viktor Shamirov, Daniil Spivakovskiy, ,
Directors:
Vladimir Khotinenko
Producers:
Mauro Maggioni, Francesco Trifirò
Writers:
Arif Aliev
Aka:
1612: Khroniki Smutnogo Vremeni
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Russia, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/07/2011
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of 1612

History almost unknown in the West - 1612 review by Gwydion

Spoiler Alert
28/01/2018

The film is set amidst the massive break-down in Russia after the overthrow of the heirs of Ivan the Terrible. And shows how much Russia suffered in that time.

It also shows the failed attempt by Poland-Lithuania, at that time a Great Power, to conquer Russia and convert it from Orthodox Christianity to Roman Catholicism. You see many shots of the Polish hussars, with their 'wings' making them look like angels, but behaving otherwise.

The un-historical romance has a serf who escapes, loves a Russian princess and becomes a military hero. There is also a mystical element, featuring a holy man and a unicorn, which is also visually striking.

You ought to enjoy this.

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