Agony is a film by Elem Klimov (Come and See), made c.1973-75 and released in Western and Central Europe in 1982 (USA and Soviet Union 1985), after protracted resistance from Soviet authorities. The film is notable for its rich, sometimes baroque style, sumptuous recreation of episodes from the final year of Imperial Russia and the psychological portraits of Grigori Rasputin and the Imperial family.
- Watch Film (Mosfilm released it in 2 parts online for free viewing in 2011).
- Part 1
- Part 2
Aleksei Petrenko … Grigori Rasputin Anatoli Romashin … emperor Nicholas II Velta Līne … Alexandra Feodorovna Alisa Freindlich … Anna Vyrubova Aleksandr Romantsov … Felix Yusupov Yuri Katin-Yartsev … Lady Sue Mansai Nomura … Tsurumaru Hisashi Igawa … Kurogane Peter … Kyoami Masayuki Yui … Hirayama Tango Kazuo Kato … Ikoma Kageyu Jun Tazaki … Ayabe Seiji Hitoshi Ueki … Fujimaki Nobuhiro