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The State Counsellor (2005)
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Original name: Статский советник
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the killer pretended to be Fandorin. There are initials BG on the handle of the knife Khrapov was stabbed with, the initials belong to a terrorist organization which keeps both capital cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg) in fear. This time Fandorin is not the only one trying to solve the crime, general Pozharski, a famous detective takes over the investigation...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, thought provoking, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, whodunit, russian empire, terrorism, crime, crimes, murder, train, political intrigue, danger, romancing a criminal, deadly, police, military, female nudity, bare breasts, police officer
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg

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