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Plot: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her.
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Definitely viewable, warts and all
This is not Mikhalkov’s best film. Yet a Mikhalkov film is one that presents a story with a twinkle in the eye. His films come very near to the black comedy genre. Take his swipe at the average American not understanding Mozart’s music–if it is taken literally, it will cloud the Mikhalkov perspective of life through cinema. That perspective is poles apart from the filmmaking of his half brother Andrei Mikhalkov Konchalovsky, who is serious and quite a bit of a perfectionist (he worked with Andrei Tarkovsky on his earlier movies), e.g. “Runaway Train” and “Shy People” made in Hollywood or “Siberiade” made in the former USSR.
Mikhalkov makes serious scenes seem light and a lark: the deportation to Siberia marked with opera singing; the dangerous duel that ends with a hero lying wounded in a Quixotic manner; a very tall Czar Alexander (the director) who puts down his queen with a most ‘unroyal’ remark. Mikhalkov and his half brother are great visualizers and have good ears for music–which is why the film is a treat to watch–natural splendors of Siberia, recreating a “Dr Zhivago” milieu with more authenticity than Mr Lean (who did a great job considering he could not shoot his film in the USSR).
I am a great admirer of good Russian cinema: especially the works of Tarkovsky, Kozintsev, Eisenstein, Konchalovsky, Talankin in that order. Mikhalkov is not the best but all his films are worth a view. But I have one suggestion–never take his films as what appears for there is a layer underneath the obvious–that needs to be seen tongue in cheek. And unlike Konchalovsky–the quality of direction is never consistent in Mikhalkov’s works–it varies from the brilliant to the almost stupid.
But Mr Mikhalkov, what a pathetic waste of Richard Harris’ talent to merely advertise his name in the credits for an insignificant role in a long movie…
5 of 10
This movie is a good work for export sale. Collection of some widespread (among foreigners) myths about Russia: the way Russians drink vodka, the way they “have rest”, “bears in the street” and so on. In addition the movie has some slip-ups like Soviet lampposts near Kremlin, stars over Kremlin towers, 50 stars on American flag of early 20th century et al. On the other hand, perhaps, Mikhalkov tried to show Russians’ good sides for the foreigners who only know those myths and he did it the way they could understand. Girls cried for the love story, they loved the movie. Funny thing: the movie was produced by Mikhalkov himself, but “supported” by State Committee of Cinema, then the movie was shown on TV hey, tax-payers! ;). Wow, “The Barber” became the really profitable commercial project.
So, summary. You can watch this movie one time or another but remember: you will see authentic scenes, dresses and surroundings as well as the usual “Russian myths” made for export, quite beautiful picture and quite predictable love story.
Original Language ru
Runtime 3 hr (180 min), 4 hr 35 min (275 min) (TV) (Russia)
Genre Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Director Nikita Mikhalkov
Writer Nikita Mikhalkov (story), Rustam Ibragimbekov (screenplay), Nikita Mikhalkov (screenplay), Rospo Pallenberg (in cooperation with)
Actors Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris
Country Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company October Films, Medusa Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length 4,420 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm