Plot: Even after years of such films as Rasputin and the Empress and Rasputin: The Mad Monk, the long-awaited Russian film Rasputin (aka Agoniya, which translates to Agony) manages to find freshness and nuance in a familiar story. Alexei Petrenko stars as "mad monk" Rasputin who insinuates himself into the royal court of Czar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra by seemingly curing crown prince Alexei of his hemophilia. Rasputin's power and despotism grows, as does his capacity for liquor and sex. When a group of nobles set about to assassinate Rasputin, they find that the job is a daunting one: it takes poison, stabbing, gunshots, beatings and finally drowning to eliminate the apparently invulnerable "holy man." Director Elem Klimov took a "docudrama" approach to Rasputin, interspersing color reenactments of historical events with simulated black-and-white newsreel footage. He completed the film in 1975, intending it to be part of the upcoming 60th anniversary celebration of the Soviet Revolution. The Soviet officials declared the film "worthless" and consigned it to the shelf. It was finally shown at the 1981 Moscow Film Festival, then disappeared from sight again, resurfacing internationally in a severely edited version in 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide / All Movie Blog
haddad say: - friends, is you like the history? ok. is quizz. "what is know about grigori efimovich rasputin?" (not count that he is always bone empress lady) - is great oportunity for you find out. is docu-drama (is add original real news film: docu-) to movie (-drama) one. news one is anchor other one.
- international edition is 151 mins; this one he is 142+mins. where is 9 minute go? mmm. maybe is different FPS on EU and US DVD? - friends, story is not end with death of rasputin guy; is a museum of erotica that keep part of him in the bottle (is claim that is this one, not hypnotic eyes, that is make empress his slave). i is not know about it. little bird is tell me. maybe mr google know more.
Shoutout big "hi" to all euro torrent upload guy. greet!
Why the hell is the tracker reporting that I have downloaded this for 279.38 GB and uploaded 77.10 GB with a ratio of 0.28? Also my user name appears in the download section under different clients and countries. HEEELP this shit ruined my ratio,unless you guys think I downloaded the movie 200 times from 10 countries.
24/06/2012 11.13 am
can someone please reseed this.
Thanks in advance.
14/05/2012 06.16 am
saw this a long time ago. Can't wait to see another Klimov film.