Film The Tolstoy Defence
Evgeny Kharitonov, Sergey Umanov, Anna Mikhalkova, Igor Zolotovitsky, Andrey Smirnov, Gennady Smirnov, Kirill Vasilyev, Anna Rytsareva, Tatyana Kolganova, Anna Parmas, Olga Albanova, Andrey Proshkin, Daniil Shigapov, Alexander Zavyalov, Konstantin Shelestun, Vadim Squirsky, Sergey Rost, Artemy Padalka, Sergey Korenkov
The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital’s lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev — inspired by progressive ideas — does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help — and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of choice and fidelity to one’s ideals is based on real events.