- Uli Edel
- Peter Pruce
- Production Companies
- HBO Films
- Rysher / Citadel Entertainment
HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Czar Nicholas II in Russia.
In 1910s Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra find their son Alexei, sole heir to the Romanov dynasty, suffering from hemophilia and conventional medicine failing to help him. Alexandra looks into finding holistic treatment and finds Father Grigory Rasputin , a destitute monk who claims he had a vision from the Virgin Mary telling him that the Czar needed him. Though Nicholas and the royal doctor are both skeptical of Rasputin's alleged healing abilities, young Alexei quickly bonds with the charlton/prophet, so he remains in the Royal Court. But Rasputin's constant boozing and womanizing angers the aristocracy and worsens the already unstable tensions between Nicholas and his subjects. With the seeds of revolution brewing, it becomes increasingly apparent that a bad end awaits for the entire Royal Family.
In the early Twentieth Century, Russian Czar Nicholas II and his wife, Czarina Alexandra, bring crazed monk Grigory Rasputin into their royal court, believing he can heal their gravely ill son. But despite claiming a special connection with God, Rasputin also exhibits volatile and nefarious behavior, which threatens to corrupt the royal family from within. Meanwhile, the political situation outside the palace walls becomes increasingly tumultuous.
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