Падение Голиафа (2001)

Fall of Goliath

Full length feature film
Original title: «Падение Голиафа»
 
Drama Historical
 
Director: Svetlana Druzhinina
Russia 2001
Duration: 80 min

Synopsis

The Fourth Film from the "Secrets of Palace Revolutions. Russia, 18th Century..." TV Series

An eternal struggle for power! Especially when it is a struggle for a Russian throne where the winner will become not only rich, but will be influent in Europe! Prince Menshikov dismisses Peter II's guardianship council and becomes an effective ruler of Russia. A huge struggle ensues amongst the leading noble families in Russia where everyone tries to obtain influence on Peter II. Baron Osterman, a grey cardinal in this affair, is skillfully weaving a web of conspiracy. One night, Peter II flees from Menshikov's palace. Ivan Dolgoruky, a young favorite, helps his to escape. Prince Menshikov is trying to whisk Peter II away from the clutches of the conspirators. An invisible fight begins! Menshikov pursues the conspirators. But the conspirators force Peter II to sign documents against Menshikov. Finally, Menshikov is arrested and sent to an exile to Siberia. Such way in a forgotten Siberia, forgotten by everyone, Prince Alexander Menshikov, one of the most influent people in Russia, friend and comrade-in-arms of Peter the Great, ended his days. He was exiled without trial or inquiry by an 11 years old child-Emperor.

The story of the of the Russian monarchy during the 18th Century. Contrasts, secrets, intrigues...

All films of this series:
I am the Tsar!
The Fall of Goliath
The Emperor\'s Second Bride
The Death of the Young Emperor
Vivat, Anna Ioannovna!

Selected Tracks

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The story of the of the Russian monarchy during the 18th Century. Contrasts, secrets, intrigues…

All films of this series:
I am the Tsar!
The Fall of Goliath
The Emperor’s Second Bride
The Death of the Young Emperor
Vivat, Anna Ioannovna!

Cast & Crew

Director
Svetlana Druzhinina
Starring
Sergei Shakurov
Dmitry Verkeenko
Dmitry Kharatyan
Alexander Peskov
Fedor Dobronravov
Vladimir Ilyin
Alexey Zharkov
Gennady Yukhtin
Vladimir Privalov
Marina Mayko
Producers
Svetlana Druzhinina
Production
SAGITTARIUS Film Studio
MOSFILM Cinema Concern
GOSKINO of Russia
http://www.sagittarius.ru