An HBO-produced movie with big-screen ambitions, RASPUTIN is an extravagantly produced biopic depicting the life of the debauched mystic who was assassinated on the eve of the Russian Revolution. A wild-eyed Alan Rickman won the Best Actor Emmy with his appropriately maniacal
In 1883 Siberia, a young Rasputin exhibits his mind-reading talents for his fellow peasants. Twenty years later, the mystic is beaten for failing to live up to his psychic reputation. He lies bleeding on the open tundra when his gaze up at the sun is met with a divine vision. Imbued with the
spirit of the Virgin Mary, Rasputin heads to St. Petersburg, the seat of Imperial Russ...