On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Fahy 236, Slavic Club, will be showing the great and recent Russian movie, The Duelist. In this movie, set in 19th century Imperial Russia, its story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, - a common practice of the era. It was shot in IMAX. The Duelist (Russian: Дуэлянт) is a 2016 Russian adventure drama film written and directed by Aleksey Mizgirev.
As an adventure film, with dramatic and thriller elements set against the backdrop of palaces and the noble view of the Russian capital, the movie centers on Yakovlev, a retired officer, who returns to St. Petersburg from a long exile. While in the city, he fights as a duelist's representative. During nineteenth-century Russian duel law allowed for a duelist to be replaced by any one person. Though Yakovlev fights for money, he also seeks honor and revenge against those who disgraced him, therein, challenging the Russian Providence.
The Duelist was made by Non-Stop Productions and produced by Alexander Rodnyansky. This film has already won many awards and was number-one on its opening weekend at the Russian box office. Anton Dolin noted the uniqueness of its genre as "the most intriguing of the Russian film of the year."
All are welcome! Slavic food will be served!
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