The Fall of the Empire

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The Fall of the Empire
The Fall of the Empire.jpg
Written byLeonid Yuzefovich
Vladimir Khotinenko
Directed byVladimir Khotinenko
StarringAleksandr Baluev
Sergei Makovetsky
Maria Mironova
Chulpan Khamatova
Country of originRussia
Original language(s)Russian
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time520 min.
Release
Original networkChannel One Russia
Original release2005 –
2005
External links
Website

The Fall of the Empire (Russian: Гибель империи, romanizedGibel' imperii) is a Russian TV miniseries in ten episodes directed by Vladimir Khotinenko, broadcast in March 2005.[1][2]

It is set in World War I, following Russian counterintelligence officer Sergei Pavlovich Kostin (Aleksandr Baluev), a veteran of the Russo-Japanese War, who works to uncover enemy plots aided by his sidekick Ivan Karlovich Shtol'ts (Marat Basharov).

Cast[edit]

Main characters of the series[edit]

The real historical figures in the series[edit]

Other characters[edit]

  • Ivan Agafonov - janitor
  • Sergey Astakhov - Karevsky
  • Andrey Astrakhantsev - socialist revolutionary Leonid Charny
  • Johan Bott - The German Soldier Karl
  • Gosha Kutsenko - Gibson
  • Juozas Budraitis - Kranz
  • Axel Buchholz - Stolberg
  • Yuri Vasiliev - owner of the cinema "Lotos"
  • Viktor Verzhbitsky - Ghanaian
  • Sergei Garmash - Sakharov, the prophet "Kassandrov"
  • Tatyana Dogileva - hostess of the apartment, Zina's mother
  • Sergey Dreyden - Grohovsky
  • Aleksei Kravchenko - Staff Captain Rysin
  • Evgeny Leonov-Gladyshev - socialist revolutionary Shilenko
  • Alexander Lykov - filmmaker
  • Dmitry Marianov - Captain Bredel
  • Darya Moroz - maid Katya
  • Daniel Olbrychski - Strombakh
  • Sergey Parshin - Ryabikov
  • Alexander Pashkov - Mitya, driver (in 3rd and 6th episodes is named Pasha)
  • Alexander Polovtsev - Antipov
  • Ksenia Rappoport - Alina Gorskaya
  • Igor Sklyar - Ricks
  • Semyon Strugachev - Franz Fleishman
  • Glafira Tarkhanov - Tanya Zaitseva
  • Mikhail Trukhin - Maletsky
  • Dmitry Ulyanov - Stetsevich
  • Nina Usatova - Zaitseva, Aunt Tanya
  • Ville Haapasalo - Tarvilainen
  • Konstantin Khabensky - Boris Sergeevich Lozovsky
  • Vladimir Khotinenko - Colonel Yakubov
  • Mikhail Porechenkov - captain with a white flag (finale of the 8th series, in titles is indicated as ensign)
  • André Hennicke - employee of the German embassy, then captain of the German army intelligence Rigert
  • Larissa Shakhvorostova - socialist revolutionary Kiseleva
  • Dmitriy Shevchenko - socialist revolutionary Semchenko
  • Justina Rudite - girl
  • Alexander Rublev - soldier (in the episodes "Red Bows" and "Prayer Officer")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Гибель империи". VokrugTV.
  2. ^ "Гибель империи". Encyclopedia of Russian Cinema.

External links[edit]

The Fall of the Empire on IMDb