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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

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Dowager Empress Maria
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Serge Markov
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Darya Romanoff
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Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
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Dr. Hauser
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Czarina Alexandra
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Dr. Markov
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In 1920s Berlin, suicidal asylum patient Anna Anderson claims to be Anastasia Romanov, the supposedly dead daughter of the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, who was dethroned and murdered by the communists along with his entire immediate family during the Russian Revolution. She is so convincing in her descriptions of her life on the court and how she escaped the communist purge that, after leaving the asylum, she slowly gains followers willing to believe her story. However, the surviving members of the Romanov family who now live in exile are not among them. This skepticism soon turns into mutual animosity.

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The Great Romantic Enigma of the Twentieth Century


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Trivia

Rex Harrison had turned down a similar role in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971). See more »

Goofs

In 1917, when Anastasia is on the Siberia-bound train talking to her brother, Alexi, she says Britain's Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) is "exactly my age." Edward VIII was born in 1894; Anastasia was born in 1901. See more »

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Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: We do not wish to be vindictive to this woman, but we will not tolerate this folly any longer.
Reporter: May we quote you?
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: Quote me! You can put it on the headline.
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Version of Anastasia (1967) See more »

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Would be convincing except.
6 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The poor woman who was portrayed in this movie would be convincing except for DNA evidence proving she wasn't Anastasia Romonov. Either you believe she was who she said she was or the member of the British royal family who provided DNA and shared a common ancestor with the Romonov's in Queen Victoria wasn't who they said they were which is unlikely, this aside the woman probably believed she was a Romonov even though she obviously wasn't the film seems to make her out as a callous actress who was playing everybody for fools as an alternative for her mental problems said by the surviving family even so this film was entertaining and doesn't end the mystery which was unsolved at the time of it's making but shows it as it was a mystery and I'm glad the DNA evidence is conclusive since there would be people on the internet arguing whether she was who she said she was.


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