Director: Filipp Yankovsky
Writers: Boris Akunin (novel), Boris Akunin (screenplay)
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov,Konstantin Khabenskiy
The State Counseller is a 2005 Russian film, an adaptation of Boris Akunin's novel of the same name featuring detective Erast Fandorin. Directed by Filipp Yankovsky, it was one of the most expensive films ever made in Russia.
A revolutionary organisation is planning to assassinate the Governor of Moscow as the first step to overthrowing the Tsarist state. Detective Erast Fandorin attempts to counter them, but his efforts are hindered by his dealings with Prince Pozharsky. ...
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About The State Counsellor in Variety Reviews.