USSR / GDR / Czech Republic, 1986, 149mn 
Colour, fiction
Boris Godunov
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Борис Годунов


 Boris Godounov

 Boris Godunov

Directed by : Sergey BONDARCHUK (Сергей БОНДАРЧУК)
Writing credits : Sergey BONDARCHUK (Сергей БОНДАРЧУК)
Based on Pushkin's play
Adrianna BIEDRZYNSKA (Адриана БЕДЖИНЬСКА) ...Marina Mnichek
Sergey BONDARCHUK (Сергей БОНДАРЧУК) ...Boris Godounov
Fyodor BONDARCHUK (Федор БОНДАРЧУК) ...le tsarevitch Dmitri
Anatoli ROMASHIN (Анатолий РОМАШИН) ...Vassili Chouïski
Yevgeni SAMOILOV (Евгений САМОЙЛОВ) ...Pimen
Irina SKOBTSEVA (Ирина СКОБЦЕВА) ...patronne de l'auberge
Aleksandr_3 SOLOVYOV (Александр_3 СОЛОВЬЕВ) ...Grichka Otrelev
Cinematography : Vadim YUSOV (Вадим ЮСОВ)
Production design : Vladimir ARONIN (Владимир АРОНИН)
Music : Vyacheslav OVCHINNIKOV (Вячеслав ОВЧИННИКОВ)
Production : Mosfilm, Aliance Filmproduction GmbH
Release date in Russia : 13/06/1986

Plot synopsis
Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original heir to Ivan the Terrible had died. At first, things went well for Godunov (played by Bondarchuk), but when the Russian people began to believe he had killed Ivan the Terrible's son in order to gain the throne, an alliance sprang up against the new Czar. Events continued to spin out of control as a young monk was presented as the son Godunov had supposedly killed. Now he was openly accused of failing an assassination attempt, which seems to be even worse than succeeding. In addition to these woes, Boris Godunov began to suffer serious health problems. So much for the joys of kingship.
Eleanor Mannikka,

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2020
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2011
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1986

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