- 2. November 2017
- Drama, Historical, Thriller
- Russia, 2017
- 109 min.
- Directed by: Aleksey Uchitel
- Cast: Lars Eidinger, Michalina Olszanska, Danila Kozlovsky, Luise Wolfram
Nicholas is the future heir to Russian throne. Mathilde is a world-famous ballerina. Their fleeting affair escalates into a whirlwind romance which is most unwelcome in the Court.
Their careless happiness could have lasted forever if the fate only has not had its way over desires. When Royal train is involved in a horrific accident Nicholas’ father Alexander the Third saves his family, but at a terrible cost to his own health. Now his days are numbered. As the heir to the Russian throne, Nicholas understands that his personal freedom will die along with the death of his father.
The widowed Empress does not wait for the end of mourning and prepares the marriage of Nicholas to Alix the Hessen, daughter of a German duke. Following wedding and coronation are of an unprecedented scale. Crowds of common people throng to witness the Royal event.
No one has expected such number of spectators. The celebration is about to turn into a disaster. Nicolas is the only one person who can stop distemper. Now his future is his people, for them he is the Emperor and Protector.
Their passion could have changed the history of Russia. Their love became a legend.