Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them.
Sluga Gosudarev (2007) is a historical film plenty of adventure,
drama, passion, duels, extraordinary scenarios and breathtaking
battles spectacularly filmed. It is an impressive flick set in Europe,
1709, being based on a true story when Russia and Sweden are at war and
most of the characters in the film were based on real people such as
Louis XIV, Peter the Great, and Charles XII. And there takes place the
notorious battle of Poltova, the decisive victory of Peter I of Russia
over the Swedish forces under Field Marshal Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld in
one of the battles of the Great Northern War. It is widely believed to
have been the beginning of Sweden's decline as a Great Power; the
Russians took their place as the leading nation of north-eastern Europe.
The picture deals with two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV
of France: one to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden, the other to
the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia. Both of them become
involved a loving conflict and factional disputes. Although separated
by different allegiance and enemy, fate get them together.