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Catherine the Great (1996)
Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great

Storyline:

In this romanticized biography, a small German principality's inexperienced princess, Catherine, becomes the bride of czarevitch Peter, the mad and abusive nephew and heir of the Russian czarina Elizabeth. From Elizabeth she learns the cynical ropes of wielding absolute imperial power at any cost, including sacrificing her lover, young guards officer Saltykov, who must give her an heir that Peter can't and is then sent abroad.

Stars:

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Craig McLachlan, Hannes Jaenicke, Agn├Ęs Soral, Mark McGann, Karl Johnson, Stephen McGann, Veronica Ferres, Mel Ferrer, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Tim McInnerny, Horst Frank, Vernon Dobtcheff, Christoph Waltz
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Year:
1996
Language:
English
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith