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The Romanovs. The last one hundred years

Production : AVIATOR PRODUCTION, LLC
Year : 2013
Genre : Documentary
Duration : 84 min.
Number of episodes : 1
Produced by : SARKIS ORBELYAN
Written by : ANDREY LAZAREV
Directed by : PAVEL KOSTOMAROV
Anchor : VIKTOR SUKHORUKOV
Territory : Worldwide
Rights : All
Rights valid : Up to 01.01.2084
The last century of the House of Romanov. It started in the pattern year of 1913 but just five years later the dynasty fell down. What was the reason of the downfall? The private life of monarchs, intrigues and big-time politics, the heavy world war or the XX century itself with its new technologies and new customs that knocked down the ancient traditions of the Russian monarchy? The creators of the new documentary drama are trying to find an answer to this question and also understand what the last one hundred years turned into for the survived representatives of the royal family. The famous actor Viktor Sukhorukov became the project’s anchor and played splendidly the role of one of the Romanovs, Paul I, in the film “Poor, Poor Paul”. Using the unique library footages, documentary records and actable reconstructions, the authors are trying to understand what was going on with the Russian empire and the reigning family during those fatal five years. What happened to the Romanovs after 1918? How did different branches of the family fight for superiority and the title of “royal persons in exile”, who were the most famous impostors of the Romanovs? It is evident that the Romanovs’ age was not over after they stopped to reign. Scattered all over the world the most senior and the youngest representatives of the dynasty still acknowledge themselves to be the Romanovs. Together with them the film’s creators are trying to find an answer to the question what is it like to have a royal blood without a kingdom and what does the concept “the Romanovs” mean today, in 2013?