Rasputin - Murder in the Tsar's Court

In the night of 30th December 1916, three shots are fired in the rear courtyard of Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg. These hit and kill Grigori Rasputin. The story of the pious vagabond who became one of the most influential men in Russia has become a popular legend of the 20th century. "Rasputin - Murder in the Tsar's Court" tells the story of the last act of tragedy in the Tsarist Empire.

Miracle worker or charlatan, healer or sex maniac?

Grigori Rasputin was a simple farmer from Siberia, who, thanks to his charisma and healing arts, made it all the way up to the Tsar's court. In the final years of the Tsarist Empire, he was extremely influential. He not only penetrated the innermost circles of power, but even dared to warn the Tsar himself about the consequences of the Great War.

His countless enemies accused him of excess, treason and even of having a relationship with the Tsarina. Whether he was merely an advisor, or even a lover, what is certain is that the imperial family and the mystic Rasputin were unusually close. The ladies at court queued up outside his door and vied for his favour. He became a cult among exalted women of the world. Rasputin's life was shrouded in power and legend, love and suffering, debauchery and hubris - a story that has continued to arouse new interest for 100 years.
December 2016 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the conspiracy against Rasputin, which ended with his death. The film "Rasputin - Murder at the Tsar's Court" is a fascinating search for clues, which explores the background behind the deed. Animations bring Rasputin back to life and illustrate key points in his life and the treacherous murder.

Recent research shows Rasputin's life in a different light and reveals a side to one of the most colourful characters in Russia's history that viewers have never seen before.