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The Road to Calvary 

Khozhdenie po mukam (original title)
Swept up in political unrest during World War I, two sisters in St. Petersburg cope with turbulent romances as Russian history is made around them.
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Series cast summary:
Yulia Snigir ...  Katya Bulavina 12 episodes, 2017
Anna Chipovskaya ...  Dasha Bulavina 12 episodes, 2017
Leonid Bichevin Leonid Bichevin ...  Ivan Ilich Telegin 12 episodes, 2017
Andrey Merzlikin ...  Arkadi Zhadov 6 episodes, 2017
Aleksandr Yatsenko ...  Aleksei Krasilnikov / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Sergey Koltakov ...  Doktor Dmitri Bulavin 6 episodes, 2017
Pavel Trubiner Pavel Trubiner ...  Vadim Roschin 5 episodes, 2017
Svetlana Khodchenkova ...  Liza Rastorgueva 5 episodes, 2017
Evgeniy Stychkin ...  Nestor Makhno 5 episodes, 2017
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...  Mamont Dalsky 5 episodes, 2017


Swept up in political unrest during World War I, two sisters in St. Petersburg cope with turbulent romances as Russian history is made around them.

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Russian magic
2 October 2018 | by peterroberts-20049See all my reviews

Oh my word, what a series! This 12 episode series, based on Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoys book trilogy The Road To Calvary ( originally written in Russian ) was enthralling, beautiful, touching and heart wrenching. It tells the story of the two Bulavina sisters and their lives as they live through the 1st World war and the Russian revolution. It's a film about love. It's about the love of sisters, of their lovers, of their friends, of the love of country and ideology. It even has time for some Bonny and Clyde action. Whilst being sentimental and romantic, it stays away from sex scenes or any nudity at all. It does paint a bleak picture of the vulnerability of women on their own in places of conflict and deals with rape and violence without being too explicit or gory. There are strong scenes of battles which show the physical consequences of bombs and bullets whilst not being overly graphic. In the final episode there is a scene of children being mudered in an executional style shooting by War Lord, which may upset some. This is an epic series and covers different aspects of family politics and the meaning of friendship. It doesn't hold back from showing the torment and human cost of a revolution. If I was to be hyper critical it would be that 10 episodes not 12 would have been sufficient but a series based on a book trilogy might find it hard to be edited that way. If you like history and romance this film is for you and if I have 3 days free I might even watch it again!

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