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Scriptwriter Semyon Lungin
Ilya Nusinov
Director Elem Klimov
Director of Photography Leonid Kalashnikov
Sound Boris Vengerovsky
Composer Alfred Shnitke
Production Designer Shavkat Abdusalamov
Sergey Voronkov
Tatyana Vadetskaya
Production Mosfilm Studio
Timing 143 min.
Year 1974
Age restriction 18+
Cinema Date/Time

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Alisa Freyndlikh
Aleksandr Romantsov
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev
Leonid Bronevoy
Pavel Pankov
Mikhail Svetin
Nelli Pshyonnaya



The film describes the last days of the most mysterious character in Russian history Grigori Rasputin. The Russian Empire is on the verge of collapse. The army is losing battles again and again. The ruble is falling in price. However, the nobility of St. Petersburg is not concerned at all about those things. The capital is in a feverish state. Rasputin is who everybody is talking about; a mysterious man from Siberia who can perform miracles. The imperial family needs a miracle most of all and even the ruler of the Russian Empire Nikolas

A diploma and a money reward  to the director Elem Klimov at the competition of films which received the most recognition abroad at the first international cinema, television or videomarket in Moscow in 1994; A special award of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) was given to the film which was shown in the out of the competition program at the Venice Film Festival, marking fifty years since its foundation (1982); Grand Prix “Golden Eagle” at the second international festival of historical films in Rueil-Malmaison, France in 1982.