Agony (1981)

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

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