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Title: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sarai on May 21, 2010, 07:30:11 AM
http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/05/21/8231147.html (http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/05/21/8231147.html)
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Constantinople on May 21, 2010, 08:16:18 AM
that should be very interesting.  I wonder if they will use the Yousupov palace.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Jessamy on May 21, 2010, 08:44:38 AM
I fear poor Girard will have to lay off that lovely french food for a while to get in shape for the role!
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Constantinople on May 21, 2010, 09:45:54 AM
i thought that gluttony and other excesses were an integral part of Rasputin's character.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Nicolá De Valerón on May 22, 2010, 07:08:19 PM
I fear poor Girard will have to lay off that lovely french food for a while to get in shape for the role!

Yes, it seems to me that Depardieu will have to lose some weight in order to play this difficult role properly. Somewhere around 20-30 kilos;).

Anyway, he is a high-class actor and good man. Waiting with a big expectations.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: markjhnstn on May 25, 2010, 04:38:43 AM
I look forward to this. Any new production about this fascinating time in Russian history is more than welcome.

I wonder how this version will compare to "Agonia" and Alan Rickman's later "Rasputin: Servant of Darkness"
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 06, 2011, 09:24:09 AM
Began shooting the film "Rasputin". The main role - Gerard Depardieu. Depardieu dreamed of 20 years. Director - Jose Dion (France).

http://www.tvkultura.ru/news.html?id=639688&cid=178
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 06, 2011, 09:33:31 AM

Gerard Depardieu in a film about Rasputin's life after 1905


(http://i027.radikal.ru/1104/8f/0192b34256e5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i027.radikal.ru/1104/8f/0192b34256e5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sarushka on April 07, 2011, 08:41:12 AM
Very interesting! I hope the film will be available in the USA.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 07, 2011, 10:03:27 AM
Filming began this week.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Michael HR on April 08, 2011, 09:19:29 AM
Wow that's one to look out for!
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 11, 2011, 12:58:58 AM
Gerard Depardieu came to Tsarskoe Selo. Movies filmed in the Alexander Palace and Park. Later in the palace Yusupov in St. Petersburg. 11.04.2011

 http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=443871&cid=460
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: rudy3 on April 11, 2011, 01:34:50 AM
This newsreel makes us fear for the worst: all the fairy tales and libel about Rasputin and his murder will be repeated once more. It seems the main staircase of the Yusupov Palace will be used as scene for the murder...... Of course, more picturesque  than the staircase leading from the study of Felix to the cellar.....
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 11, 2011, 03:27:38 AM
Director of the film said that she would do a love story of Rasputin and the Empress. That is why I watch this movie will not. In this movie, all the hype. But Depardieu says that he loved Russia, is very fond of Russian culture and, therefore, comes to us very often.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 11, 2011, 07:09:34 AM
   Quote from Post # 7:     "Director of the film said that she would do a love story of Rasputin and the Empress.....".   Sounds as if here is another case where "sensual (?)/sensationalism" trumps the hoped-for reality that some (IMO) "innocent" posters wish to see of the N & A period.  Here is a rather well-known movie star, shooting on location, with a story line obviously designed to appeal to the wallets/pocketbooks of the (dwindling) theater attendees via probable reality manipulation. Again, (IMO) proving that the "true" N & A subject CANNOT sustain monetary gain at the box offices and I would not be surprised to see this film be relegated to a TV "Special."  
    By the way, speaking of films, I recall two postings on here under the thread, "The Kitchen Boy The Movie", from a poster  "morvilaRomanov" (who has not been heard from since 07/21/2010):  Reply # 77, November 24, 2009 (original spelling, etc. retained - AP):  "I HAVE A GREAT NEW. Kitchen Boy - the movie starts filming in the summer of 2010 AND WILL BE ON CINEMA IN 2011."  Then, when questioned re the details, he (the poster) replied in Reply #79 of Nov. 25, 2009:  "robert alexander said that to me for mail."  Really now! Is anyone holding their breath?  Pipe-dreams!   AP.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 11, 2011, 07:42:08 AM
People do not want to know the real story. They want sensationalism. Rasputin and the Empress. We'll do a movie. Will be a lot of money.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 11, 2011, 08:21:34 AM
  Exactly, "lilianna", and the sooner this is realized, the better.  
  I would mention the following incident:  I had an occasion a few years ago, to speak informally at a social gathering with a representative of one of the larger and more successful movie studios.  A young poster on here had bemoaned the lack of, and in HER opinion, the need for a "real" movie depiction of the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia N. As a curiosity, I mentioned this bit to the representative, (who DID indeed know of the Grand Duchess' pittifully short existence) and who correctly understood that without the "Anna Anderson" person and the method of her death, that the drawing power of AN was absolute ZERO.  His response to me concerning the poster who was championing such, was classic:  "And what planet does SHE live on?"  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: lilianna on April 11, 2011, 10:12:26 AM
All this is very sad.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alixz on April 14, 2011, 09:47:49 AM
Even in Nicholas & Alexandra there is a scene where one (who didn't know better) could infer that Rasputin and Alexandra did indeed have a "relationship".  The boudoir chapel scene where Alexandra kneels to Rasputin.  The scene ends, but it leaves the viewer to continue the scenario in his head.

Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Nathalie on April 22, 2011, 03:25:39 AM
I wonder how will it be...?
Just thought to share...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1886652/

(I am sure it shall be great as my very fav. actor, Vladimir Mashkov is among the cast:))
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Nathalie on April 22, 2011, 03:27:17 AM
ops, sorry, already a topic:)
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: delincolon on May 29, 2011, 09:13:13 AM
I certainly hope this is not another attack on Rasputin.  My book, "Rasputin and The Jews", depicts him as a humanitarian, in an effort to put an end to the myth.  I certainly hope this movie doesn't continue the sensationalism of the myth.  If they want sensationalism, there's still plenty of that in his efforts to keep the Romanovs from slaughtering the Jewish population in their pogroms.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on June 08, 2011, 01:28:37 PM
I stumbled across this...it looks interesting. Does anyone have any other info about it, or perhaps some clips?
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://tsarskoye-selo.livejournal.com/4371.html&ei=b7vvTcywG4LY0QGl6KD1DA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://tsarskoye-selo.livejournal.com/4371.html%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26authuser%3D0%26prmd%3Divns
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 08, 2011, 03:11:15 PM
From what I've read, it's going to be a film called "Rasputin" by the director Josée Dayan.
I've seen a clip of the filming at one point, but I can't seem to track it down.
I did track down an article with audio though. It explains a bit more about the film. Check it out! (http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/04/09/48697171.html)
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on June 08, 2011, 03:36:32 PM
     Apparently we have two separate things here:   IF---and I stress "IF"---- this is in reference to the movie with Gerad Depardieu, I feel certain that this is already a topic on the Forum.  Refer to "Rasputin/ Began shooting the film "Rasputin".  Topic begun by "lilanna," on April 6, 2011 and topic contains 2 pages of comments #1-15.  
     HOWEVER, the initial inquiry here, is apparently about a "made for TV" film, reference to which (to my knowledge), apparently has not surfaced before.                                                                                 Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: TimM on June 09, 2011, 02:20:32 AM
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From what I've read, it's going to be a film called "Rasputin" by the director Josée Dayan.
I've seen a clip of the filming at one point, but I can't seem to track it down.
I did track down an article with audio though. It explains a bit more about the film

Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alixz on June 10, 2011, 05:00:23 PM
Since this looks to be another thread on the Depardieu film, I am going to merge the three threads.
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Post by: burger queen on July 05, 2011, 05:21:43 PM
http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2011/04/15/03002-20110415ARTFIG00691-depardieu-dans-la-peau-de-raspoutine.php

Poutine accepted to open the doors of Ioussoupov Palace and Tsarskoie Selo for the film. I learned also that the tsarina will be played by a an actress that I love, Fanny Ardant :
(http://www.commeaucinema.com/images/news_insert/204585_b5defc74c433729aa9e82182687e815d.jpg)
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: burger queen on July 05, 2011, 06:07:58 PM
However, I'm a bit scared of the director, Josée Dayan who is able to turn a great script in a flop.

This woman can be really dangerous "cinematically" (does the word exist ?).


 
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alixz on July 05, 2011, 07:13:31 PM
Gerard has put on some weight!
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 07, 2011, 01:46:16 AM
I thought I'd drop this here as well...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1585270/

Another Rasputin movie. It was supposed to be released in 2010. Anyone have any info on it?
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 07, 2011, 05:30:51 PM
That film was finished. I have seen a few torrents running around, but have been hesitant to watch it. It looks rather scary, and I'm a horror movie wimp! :P
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: koloagirl on July 07, 2011, 08:22:40 PM

Aloha!

I've been wondering about that film as well - I'm a big (no pun intended -have you seen his size lately???) Gerard Depardieu fan and I think he would do a good job actually - as
long as the script wasn't horrendous.

So I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting as well!

If anyone hears anything concrete, please let us know.  I'll be in Paris in September (!!) - it would be wonderful if it were playing while I was there!!!

Janet R.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 07, 2011, 10:23:17 PM
That film was finished. I have seen a few torrents running around, but have been hesitant to watch it. It looks rather scary, and I'm a horror movie wimp! :P


Now the tricky task of finding English subtitles!
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alexandre Mikhaelovitch on July 11, 2011, 02:19:56 AM
Two links ( from Tsarskoïe Selo Museum Estate official site ) about the french TVfilm " Raspoutine " by the director Josée Dayan .

Gérard Depardieu is Raspoutine , The french actress Fanny Ardant is the empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the russian actor Vladimir Mashkov is the emperor Nicholas II :)

http://eng.tzar.ru/info/newsarchive/?id=2961

http://eng.tzar.ru/info/newsarchive/?id=2962

Here a video with an intervieuw of G. Depardieu : http://rtr.spb.ru/vesti/vesti_2011/news_detail_v.asp?id=1986
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: koloagirl on July 14, 2011, 03:10:15 PM

Aloha all!


Wow, mahalo (thank you) for those links! 

Fanny Ardant (j'adore Fanny!) should make an interesting Empress Alexandra - fairly age appropriate as well. 

The pictures of some of the scenes are interesting - the Grand Duchesses (only one picture) are a little "hmmmm" looks wise except for one little actress that does remind me of GD Olga Nicolaevna.

I hope it is as well done as it appears in the video  - while a little corpulent for Grigory Rasputin - Gerard Depardieu manages to certainly give an impression of him - and I have high hopes for this film!

Who knows when I will be able to see it - but it looks an exciting project!!!


Janet R.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alixz on July 15, 2011, 10:08:42 AM
Why do film makers insist on using the Catherine Palace?

However it is beautiful to see the palaces and scenery in color instead of from the black and white photos of the time.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: bestfriendsgirl on July 15, 2011, 11:36:26 AM
Why do film makers insist on using the Catherine Palace?

And why do they insist on putting Nicky in civvies, which he only wore when visiting abroad? Loved "Alexei" in the little Cossack uniform, though.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Alixz on July 15, 2011, 01:48:26 PM

I hope it is as well done as it appears in the video  - while a little corpulent for Grigory Rasputin - Gerard Depardieu manages to certainly give an impression of him - and I have high hopes for this film!

Who knows when I will be able to see it - but it looks an exciting project!!!


Janet R.

I mentioned Monsieur Depardieu's size as well.  But he does make a convincing Rasputin.
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Post by: newfan on July 15, 2011, 04:29:30 PM
The picture of mr Depardieu on the mobile in Rasputin is funny.....
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: scot954 on September 27, 2011, 03:54:43 PM
http://www.raspoutine-le-film.com/ - official site i guess
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: scot954 on December 05, 2011, 02:48:23 PM
the movie will premiere on channel France 3 in France on December 23 and will be out on dvd on january 8th
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Post by: bestfriendsgirl on December 06, 2011, 11:51:46 AM
Wow! With English subtitles, I hope!

Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: scot954 on January 22, 2012, 04:16:22 AM
The french production starring Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant is already out in France and all ver the place on the internet to download. I already have it but the movie is in french, so I don't understand nothing :(( it would be great if someone from here who speaks fench wouldn't mind to make subtitles for the film!
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Post by: rachel5a on January 22, 2012, 05:46:30 AM
who is playing Rasputin?
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sunny on January 22, 2012, 07:45:05 AM
Francesco Cabras, an italian actor.

I saw the film in original (italian - the production was italian) but i did not like it. It's original, of course, i mean it's not told as a normal film, it's  confusing, but genial; at first i liked it, but then the historical mistakes became bigger and bigger, and the film itself became boring.
The worst historical mistakes (IMHO)

- Grand duke dmitri is much older than he should be, and has beard&mustache
- He says he's going to marry Olga N in a month (!!!!!) and so his well known relation with Felix should be interrupted (i'm not sure it was so well known).
- In Jusupov's manor there are women (!!)
- Irina is in Saint Petersburg (she really was in the Crimea in December 1916) even if she doesn't appear in the film (and that's correct at least).
- Jurovskij, "the black man", in the film is BLOND, WITH BLUE EYES, TALL AND THIN. I really wonder whether the director ever saw a photo of him??
- The cellar of the execution in Ipatev House has become a car box - even smaller than the real one (!!!!), no windows, a very low ceiling...
- In the cellar, Alexej STANDS UP ON HIS OWN LEGS. That's incredible.
Just not to mention that the actor who's Nicholas doesn't resemble Nicholas a bit, and the same for Alexandra, but this things are minor mistakes.
You could ask why we see the Romanov's murder in a film about Rasputin. Well, i did not understand myself, but i think it's to show that Rasputin's words (If the one who kills me is a member of your family, you and yours won't survive 2 years) were true. +

I don't think it's a film worthing the time it needs, at least if you well know Russian history - it's so little historical and so focused on the Khlisty's orgies.
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: scot954 on January 22, 2012, 07:48:49 AM
i think you are confused, that is not the movie i'm talking about, the movie i mentioned was directed by josee dayan, who is french , here is the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64ReNsUioE
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Justine on January 23, 2012, 12:33:08 AM
exactly. Rasputin is played by Gerard Depardieu. it was creepy how alike he looked like(at least in some scenes).
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sunny on January 23, 2012, 03:57:53 AM
i think you are confused, that is not the movie i'm talking about, the movie i mentioned was directed by josee dayan, who is french , here is the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64ReNsUioE

I'm sorry - the film i was talking about also was released in 2011, so i thought it was the only one.
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Post by: scot954 on January 23, 2012, 01:21:40 PM

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I'm sorry - the film i was talking about also was released in 2011, so i thought it was the only one.

it's ok :) i just wish we had subtitles so the majority of us could understand the movie :(
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sunny on January 23, 2012, 01:30:40 PM
it's ok :) i just wish we had subtitles so the majority of us could understand the movie :(

Do you mean subtitles to the italian film? Oh gosh, i was sure there were english sub O_o
it's such a pity. It's quite rubbish, but it worths a look LOL
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Post by: scot954 on January 24, 2012, 10:54:58 AM

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Do you mean subtitles to the italian film? Oh gosh, i was sure there were english sub O_o
it's such a pity. It's quite rubbish, but it worths a look LOL

no! i mean subtitles for the french one!!
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Sunny on January 24, 2012, 01:34:02 PM


Do you mean subtitles to the italian film? Oh gosh, i was sure there were english sub O_o
it's such a pity. It's quite rubbish, but it worths a look LOL


no! i mean subtitles for the french one!!

No way. I goes on understanding thwe wrong thing LOL I'm so sorry! I'm such a goofie!
Uhm i don't know about the french film, but i could watch it in french and tell you something if you wish.
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Post by: Georgiy on February 10, 2012, 02:09:49 AM
Can't say the actress playing the Empress really resembles her at all though...
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Post by: scot954 on April 05, 2012, 04:22:54 AM
has anyone found subtitles for this?? i cant find them and i'm really interested  in seeing it, someone could make them ...

the movie is out there to download, here is the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64ReNsUioE
Title: Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
Post by: Silja on February 10, 2013, 03:31:47 PM
The Russo-French Rasputin was now shown on German TV. I thought it was a great disappointment, especially Fanny Ardant as Alexandra. Her part was almost silent, and when she spoke it was pretty irrelevant. Ardant's character had nothing whatsoever to do with the real empress. There was nothing of Alexandra's haughtiness or firmness of resolve to protect the monarchy, nothing of her suffering and stress over her son's illness, nothing of her love for her husband. In fact the film doesn't even much discuss the origin and nature of Rasputin's influence at court. I think Alexei's hemophilia isn't even mentioned. I remember only one scene when Rasputin is actually called on to help the tsarevich in any way. Last but not least the film bored me to death as nothing dramatic was happening. It is worlds apart from the version with Alan Rickman.
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Post by: Perislov on March 16, 2013, 05:14:55 PM
Someone needs to get Al Pacino to play Rasputin. He does deranged these days like no other.
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Post by: amelia on March 16, 2013, 06:37:34 PM
Where can we buy it here in USA? Thanks Amelia