Disc 1 Extras:Interview with Director K. Shakhnazarov; Filmographies; Photo Album "Family"
Disc 2: English Version Only. Director's Cut
A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. He is interestedin the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes he is Yakov Yurovsky, theman who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their conversations ittranspires that the patient is a kind of philosopher, not without a gift for suggestion.In a while the doctor himself falls under his patient's influence: he tends to relive thatfatal night of June 16-17,1918 when, without any investigation or trial, Tsar NicholasII, who had recently abdicated, was murdered, together with his wife, daughters andincurably ill heir. Soon the doctor realizes that the tragedy of the last Russian tsar isin part his own tragedy, too...
Top prize at the Belgrade International Film Festival, 1991
"Nika" Awards to actor Oleg Yankovsky, costume designer Vera Romanova, 1991