The Duelist (2016)
DIRECTOR: Alexey Mizgirev
CAST: Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttke, Julia Khlynina, Yuri Kolokolnikov Franziska Petri
Retired military officer, the dashing Yakovlev is an unbeatable gun-for-hire - a professional duellist. Set at a time when the nobility settled slights against honour by taking up swords or pistols against each other in highly regulated rituals. Negotiating the strict code of behaviour Yakovlev is a champion for the weak and unskilled, but only for the right price. But he harbors a dark secret; he is on the run for a crime he did not commit. This fugitive has revenge on his mind, but unexpectedly falls in love. However his new love is about to marry his nemesis, which ensures a tense fight between the two foes. This thrilling adventure is set in 1860 amongst the backdrop of Russia’s scenic 19th century capital with its glittering aristocratic high society. Starring renowned actors Fyodorov and Mashkov this is a handsome historical epic.