The Assassin of the Tsar 04/11/23
Get set for another intriguing Russian import from Deaf Crocodile Films. Karen Shakhnazarov’s tale interweaves history with our essential human identity: if the truth of past events remains hidden, how can we know who we are? Star Malcolm McDowell is Timofeyev, an asylum inmate convinced that he’s killed two Tsars, at different times in history. Conscientious doctor Oleg Yankovskiy tries to get to the bottom of the man’s delusion . . . a bad idea. Viewers with a special interest in the Romanovs might want to look into this one. On Blu-ray from Deaf Crocodile Films.