BALAKIREV THE JOKER

Tragicomedy

(2002)

The plot of this tragicomedy is based on real events, depicting Peter the Great, Ekaterina and Menshikov. Courtier buffoon Ivan Balakirev, a servant to Peter the Great and Ekaterina, by will of God has been drawn into complicated relations within the emperor’s family… The epoch of Peter the Great was not only known for his great historical reforms in Russia, but was also famous for the tricks played by buffoons, plotted out and encouraged by the tsar.

Starring

Sergey Frolov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Aleksandra Zaharova, Nikolay Karachentsov, Aleksandr Zbruev, Yuriy Kolychev, Tatyana Kravchenko, Aleksandr Lazarev-ml., Olesya Zheleznyak, Lyudmila Artemeva, Lyudmila Porgina, Igor Fokin , at al.

Written by

Grigoriy Gorin

Camera

Evgeniy Guslinskiy, Vladimir Fastenko

Music by

Sergey Rudnitskiy

Directed by

Mark Zaharov

Production

“KinoMost”

Producer

Vladimir Dostal

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