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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 08:16:18 AM »
that should be very interesting.  I wonder if they will use the Yousupov palace.

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #2 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!

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 09:45:54 AM »
i thought that gluttony and other excesses were an integral part of Rasputin's character.

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #5 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"

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #6 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

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 09:33:31 AM »

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



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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 08:41:12 AM »
Very interesting! I hope the film will be available in the USA.
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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
Filming began this week.

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 09:19:29 AM »
Wow that's one to look out for!
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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #11 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

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #12 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.....

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: French film star to play Rasputin in Russia-French TV production
« Reply #14 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.
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