Looks like Guardians , the Russia Avengers movie is not the only film from the country that got the attention. From Sony Pictures Russia, comes The Duelist an action thriller that centred on Yakovlev, a retired officer, who returns to St. Petersburg from a long exile who fight as the duelist who may or not may not possess super natural power. Here’s the official synopsis :An adventure film, with dramatic and thriller elements set against the backdrop of palaces and the noble view of the Russian capital, The Duelist centres on Yakovlev, a retired officer, who returns to St. Petersburg from a long exile. While in the city, he fights as a duelist’s representative. (Nineteenth-century Russian duel law allowed for a duelist to be replaced by any one person.) Though Yakovlev fights for money, he also seeks honor and revenge against those who disgraced him, therein, challenging the Russian Providence. Yakovlev fearlessly plays with destiny as an example of traditional romantic characters from the Russian Classics. The Duelist is written and directed by indie filmmaker Alexey Mizgirev, is produced by Alexander Rodnyansky(Leviathan, Stalingrad, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For). The cast includes Pyotr Fyodorov(Stalingrad, The Inhabited Island), Vladimir Mashkov (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Behind Enemy Lines), Yuri Kolokolnikov (Game of Thrones, The Transporter Refueled), and Martin Wuttke (Inglorious Basterds, A Most Wanted Man). The Duelist is set to release to selected international market later this year. There’s no information if the film will be release in the US market yet. Check out the visually stunning trailer.
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