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Boris Godunov (1986 film)

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Director  Sergei Bondarchuk
Music director  Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
Language  Russian
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History
Story by  Aleksandr Pushkin
Country  Soviet Union
Boris Godunov (1986 film) movie poster
Release date  May 1986 (1986-05)
Writer  Alexander Pushkin (play), Sergey Bondarchuk
Cast  Sergey Bondarchuk (Boris Godunov), Alena Bondarchuk (Tsarevna Kseniya), Georgi Burkov (Varlaam), Irina Skobtseva (Khozyaika Korchmi), Valeriy Storozhik (Kurbski), Boris Khimichev (Mosalski)
Similar movies  Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet Union movies, Dramas

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Boris Godunov (Russian: Борис Годунов) is a 1986 drama film directed by and starring Sergei Bondarchuk. It is an adaptation of the play Boris Godunov, written by Alexander Pushkin. The picture was co-produced by the Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and West Germany. It was entered into the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.


Boris Godunov (1986 film) movie scenes

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The action takes place in Russia and Poland as the 16th century ends and the 17th century begins. The reign of Boris Godunov is depicted, his son Feodor, and the coming to power of False Dmitry I. After the death of the feeble-minded Tsar Fedor Ivanovich, son of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov takes the throne, by the decision of the Zemsky Sobor, with the help of intrigues, alliances and the arrangement of his sister Irina's marriage to Tsarevich Feodor, gains great influence and power in the court.

But suddenly there is a new contender for the throne – a man posing as Dmitri, the younger son of Ivan the Terrible, who officially died in Uglich in 1591. The pretender shows up in Poland and after he receives the support of Prince Vishnevetzky, Sandomierz voivode Mniszech and his daughter, the beautiful Marina, returns to Russia. Despite the fact that the church and Vasily Shuiski, who investigated the circumstances of the death of Dmitry, deny the authenticity of the prince, he on his way to Moscow. He is becoming increasingly popular among the people and is setting up to be a real threat to Tsar Boris. Who is he really – a daring adventurer, a true prince, or a ghost who has materialized to avenge a long-forgotten crime?


  • Sergei Bondarchuk as Boris Godunov
  • Alyona Bondarchuk as tsarevna Xenia Godunova
  • Gennady Mitrofanov as fool for Christ
  • Roman Filippov as Patriarch Job of Moscow
  • Valeri Storozhik as prince Dmitry Kurbsky
  • Yuri Lazarev as Gavrila Pushkin
  • Vladimir Sedov as Afanasy Pushkin
  • Georgi Burkov as Barlaam
  • Vadim Aleksandrov as Misael
  • Irina Skobtseva as tavern hostess
  • Kira Golovko as nurse of Xenia
  • Lyudmila Korshakova as tsaritsa Maria Skuratova-Belskaya
  • Fyodor Bondarchuk as tsarevitch Theodore Godunov
  • Henryk Machalica as Jerzy Mniszech
  • Olgierd Łukaszewicz as Mikołaj Czernikowski
  • Marian Dziędziel as Adam Wiśniowiecki
  • Vladimir Novikov as Semyon Godunov
  • References

    Boris Godunov (1986 film) Wikipedia
    Boris Godunov (1986 film) IMDb Boris Godunov (1986 film)