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Tsar 2009

In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia

Directed by: Pavel Lungin
Release date:2009-11-04
Runtime:119 minutes
Cast:
Pyotr Mamonov
Pyotr Mamonov
Ivan The Terrible 
Oleg Yankovskiy
Oleg Yankovskiy
Metropolitanate Philipp 
Aleksandr Domogarov
Aleksandr Domogarov
Aleksei Basmanov 
Ivan Okhlobystin
Ivan Okhlobystin
Vassian, the king's jester 
Yuriy Kuznetsov
Yuriy Kuznetsov
Malyuta Skuratov 
Aleksey Makarov
Aleksey Makarov
governor Kolychev