"Admiral" tells Russian history
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A new Russian historical epic premieres Thursday. It's called "Admiral" with the tag line "for love is strong as death." The film is created by the same team that produced the international hit 'Night Watch'.
"Admiral" is the life story of Alexander Kolchak, one of the most outstanding and complicated people in Russian history.
The polar explorer and naval commander opposed the revolution of 1917. Kolchak joined the White Army and fought against the Bolsheviks.
In 1919 he was declared supreme commander of Russia. A great part of Russia's territory in Siberia and the Far East came under his command.
Andrei Kravchuk, Director of "Admiral", said, "It's a man who tries to create history, to take an active part in history, but he gets caught in the turmoil. However he keeps on struggling, he preserves his honour, his dignity and he continues to love".
"Admiral" is also a film about a great love, set against the backdrop one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history. It was an era that brought the Japanese War of 1905, the First World War and the Russian Civil War.
Kolchak was a beloved husband and father.
He met Anna Timireva, who was married to Kolchak's closest friend. Timireva became the love of Kolchak's life.
War and destiny separated them but their love endured.
Liza Boyarskaya, who plays Anna, says this story can't be compared with other Russian classics like Doctor Zhivago.
Liza Boyarskaya, Actress of "Admiral", said, "The only thing they have in common is the ability of the Russian women - as it's described in many novels - to love. To love to the last drop of blood, to the bitter end, to death, they can leave their family and children for the sake of the man they love".
"Admiral" is set for release, October 9th.