SKU 5282

AGONY (1981) * with switchable English subtitles *

Elem Klimov Writers: Semyon Lungin, Ilya Nusinov Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line

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 royal court, where those in power still entertain 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 create fertile ground for the “great” starets, the adventurist Rasputin, who's a friend of the royal family and has gained mastery over the Czar and his ministers. 

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 141 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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