1612: Chroniki smutnogo vremeni

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Director Vladimir Khotinenko takes the helm for this historical drama set during the Polish-Muscovite War, and exploring the events that followed the legendary massacre of Tsar Boris Godunov and his family. As Russia is thrown into disorder and Moscow sinks into lawlessness, Prince Pozharsky attempts to regain control and the enormous Polish and Swedish armies ponder the possibility of conquering the troubled nation.


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  • Apr 19, 2012
    Maybe the best translation of the title should be "1612. Chronicles of the Troubled Time" and that it was... that year was in Russian history nothing but trouble! But, this is not a historical epic, even if it's trying to be, because many facts are simply twisted... We got as a result very entertaining action-adventure fantasy from Russia. I think that Vladimir Hotinenko (or Khotinenko if you want) is following the old fashioned way of story telling where a serf rises to a superhero and at the end "the justice wins"... even the movie itself is made in the old-fashioned style of the Russian movies with some amazing action scenes and superbly staged battles. If you're familiar with the Russian film you'll know that the main character is played by one of the most popular actors - Pyotr Kislov. The story of a young man who is trying to fight a Polish warlord who wants to marry the kidnapped daughter of Boris Godunov and making himself master of Russia is going to keep you glued to the screen most of the time during the 2 h 27 min you'll spend watching it. You could enjoy especially the "bad guy", Poland's #1 leading man, Michal Zebrowski, who has headlined some impressive action films in his career. If you believe in unicorns, like the old fashioned historical epics and you're not too "picky" regarding the actual historical facts - there is a movie for you! Enjoyment guaranteed!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2009
    Blatantly low budget scenery, structured like a TV mini-series, but decent period film.
    wicked A Super Reviewer

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