Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996)

Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996)

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Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny 1996. Color. DVD Region One (playable in the US and Canada). Ian McKellen, Greta Scacchi, Alan Rickman.

In the early 20th Century, Russian Czar Nicholas II (Ian McKellen) and his wife, Czarina Alexandra (Greta Scacchi), bring Grigori Rasputin (Alan Rickman) a charismatic monk, into their royal court, believing he can heal their gravely ill son. Despite claiming a special connection with God, Rasputin exhibits volatile and nefarious behavior, which threatens to corrupt the royal family from within. Meanwhile, the political situation outside the palace walls becomes increasingly tumultuous.

Based on a true story this HBO Bio-pic won three Golden Globe awards.