"I will bring the fire from Siberia. And the Great Russian Empire we all know will die the same day I will."
Rasputin: Casey Affleck
Nicholas II Romanov: Jude Law
Alexandra Romanov: Rose Byrne
Felix Yusupov: Harry Lloyd
Born in 1864 in the village of Pokrovskoe in Siberia. At the age of eighteen, he began to call himself a holy man, stating that he could heal ailments and predict the future, visiting religious places such as Athens and Jerusalem. His fame began to grow.
One day, Rasputin was struck by a vision: an apparition of the Holy Mother, who told Rasputin that the tsarevich Aleksei was a hemophiliac and that he should stop the boy’s bleeding.
When he reached St. Petersburg in 1905, Rasputin made himself known as a healer. Rasputin’s growing fame eventually allowed him visits to the Alexander Palace. He was first called upon to assist the royal family in 1907. Their son was indeed a hemophiliac. He successfully stopped the bleeding, telling the royal family that their own destiny was deeply linked to himself.
Rasputin gradually became more and more a part of the royal family, providing the czar with advice on political and religious matters, as well as healing his son. Despite his services, many grew to hate Rasputin and spread rumors about mistresses and his behavior, suspected that he had seduced the royal family and had too strong a role in their monarchy. The Prince Feliks Yusupov decided to assassinate him in his palace with two friends…