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The Sovereign's Servant (2007)

Sluga Gosudarev (original title)
At the beginning of the 18th century, king of France exiles two duelists from the state: one to Russia and another to Sweden, which are at war.

Director:

Oleg Ryaskov
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dmitriy Miller ... Sharl de Breze
Aleksandr Bukharov ... Grigoriy Voronov
Kseniya Knyazeva Kseniya Knyazeva ... Sharlotta de Monterras
Valeriy Malikov Valeriy Malikov ... Graf de La Bush
Darya Semyonova Darya Semyonova ... Anka
Aleksey Chadov ... Enzhi
Nikolay Chindyaykin ... Khozyain postoyalogo dvora
Andrey Sukhov Andrey Sukhov ... Pyotr I
Dmitriy Shilyaev Dmitriy Shilyaev ... Lyudovik XIV
Andrey Ryklin Andrey Ryklin ... Aleksandr Menshikov
Aleksandr Starikov Aleksandr Starikov ... Lekar Pyotra I
Ed Fleroff Ed Fleroff ... Karl XII (as Eduard Flerov)
Vladislav Demchenko ... Prints
Rodion Yurin Rodion Yurin ... Graf de Gish
Ivan Shibanov ... Markiz fon Shomberg
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Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Over 1500 actors were invited to try out for parts in the film. Of these, 360 were eventually offered roles. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the Battle of Poltava sequence, a Swedish officer raises his right hand to order an advance. In the next scene, a close up, his left hand is raised instead. See more »

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Good camera work, but that's it.
23 September 2008 | by paradox-12See all my reviews

First of all, the battle of Poltava is very far from the center of this movie, so the international title is very misleading. Second, the story sucked. Big-time. Two french noble mens, one on the Russian side and one on the Swedish side, just for them to meet and settle at the end? Ridiculous.

All the foreign characters are played by Russian actors, and the foreign language is done by voice over, which is done really bad by the way.

The clothing is historical incorrect, with the officers on both sides looking like the Napoleonic offers during Waterloo. I guess Oleg Ryaskov got some inspiration from Sergei Bondarchuk's Waterloo. Except there is more than 100 years apart from these two battles. And for example, the Swedish attack wasn't lead by Karl XII (because he was wounded and couldn't lead Sweden in battle), it was lead by Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld. I could go on and on about historical incorrectness.

The sound effects are the same throughout the movie. There is this exact same sound every time someone stabs another, and the guns all sound the same.

This is not a movie worth watching in my opinion.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | French | Swedish | Polish

Release Date:

20 February 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sovereign's Servant See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,668,177
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Beta Film TV See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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