Elem KLIMOV
Элем КЛИМОВ
Elem KLIMOV
USSR, 1974, 152mn 
Colour, fiction
Agony
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Агония

 

 Raspoutine, l'Agonie

 Agonia

 
Directed by : Elem KLIMOV (Элем КЛИМОВ)
Writing credits : Semyon LUNGIN (Семён ЛУНГИН), Ilya NUSINOV (Илья НУСИНОВ)
 
Cast
Mikhail DANILOV (Михаил ДАНИЛОВ)
Alissa FREINDLIKH (Алиса ФРЕЙНДЛИХ)
Velta LINE (Велта ЛИНЕ) ...Alexandra Fedorovna
Aleksey PETRENKO (Алексей ПЕТРЕНКО) ...Raspoutine
Aleksandr ROMANTSOV (Александр РОМАНЦОВ) ...Youssoupov
Anatoli ROMASHIN (Анатолий РОМАШИН) ...Nicolas II
 
Cinematography : Leonid KALASHNIKOV (Леонид КАЛАШНИКОВ)
Production design : Shavkat ABDUSALAMOV (Шавкат АБДУСАЛАМОВ), Sergey VORONKOV (Сергей ВОРОНКОВ)
Music : Alfred SHNITKE (Альфред ШНИТКЕ)
Sound : Boris VENGEROVSKY (Борис ВЕНГЕРОВСКИЙ)
Production : Mosfilm
Release date in Russia : 1985
 
Sites : Page Allociné, Page IMDb
Release date in France : 1985-10-02, Site

Awards :
FIPRESCI Prize Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1982
Prix de la FIPRESCI des films hors-concours au Festival de Venise, 1982

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Films sans frontières
Editor : Ruscico.
Langues :RU EN FR
Sous-titres : RU EN FR DE ES PT IT NL CS AR HE ZH JP
Editor : Potemkine. 2017. Titre : Raspoutine.
Appartient au coffret de cinq films LARISSA CHEPITKO ELEM KLIMOV. Films sous-titrés en français

Plot synopsis
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… This controversial historic drama was released twice: in 1975 and, after a number of changes, in 1985. RUSCICO offers the film’s 1985 version. There are English, French, Russian, Japanese covers.
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Raspoutine, l'agonie de Elem Klimov, Olivier BITOUN, dvdclassik.com, 2017
Klimov + Chépitko, Françoise NAVAILH, Kinoglaz.fr, 2017
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Russkaya literatura, Paris (France), 2017
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2017
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Semaine de cinéma russe à la Cinémathèque de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2009
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1985-10-02
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1983
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1982

Photos and videos
 
Film sans sous-titres