AGONY (AGONIA) / Агония (2 DVDs)
A wide-scope panoramic view of Russia in 1916. The country is in its third year of war which seems to never end, with police rule,
hunger and devastation at their peak. All this plays out against a background of luxury and corruption at the court, where the
agonizing power still entertains hopes of coping with “the rebels”. The courtiers have a presentiment of the collapse of the Russian autocracy.
Fear, despair and blind belief in Providence make a fertile ground for the “great” starets, adventurist Rasputin, who is a friend of the royal family
and has gained mastery over the Czar and his ministers.
The filmmakers used newsreels of the 1917 Revolution…
The interview with the main actor A.Petrenko.
The interview with painter-game director S.Abdusalamov.
The documentaries "The Three Hundreds of the House of Romanov" and "The Burial of the Tsar's Family".
The photographs about filming
Soon on DVD.
Title: AGONY (AGONIA) (2 DVDs)
DVD Manufacturer: RUSCICO
Year of release: 1985
Ganre: Historical Drama
Director: Elem Klimov
Cast:Alexej Petrenko, Anatolij Romashin, Âåëòà Ëèíå, Alissa Frejndlih, Alexander Romantsev, Jurij Katin-Jartsev, Leonid Bronevoj
Running time: 78+74 min
English, Russian, French (all - Dolby Digital 5.1)
Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese