ⓘ Vasilisa (2014 film)


ⓘ Vasilisa (2014 film)

Vasilisa is a 2014 Russian film and TV mini-series for Russian World Studios based on the life of Napoleonic War partisan Vasilisa Kozhina directed by Anton Sivers. Russian World Studios originally contracted Dmitry Meskhiev to direct the film, with the lesser known Anton Sivers taking over after Meskhiev pulled out.


1. Plot

Serf Vasilisa is in a romantic relationship with nobleman Ivan Ryazanov, who promises her freedom and a wedding, but who has since his childhood been engaged to a girl of his own society. Head of the village Kozhin asks for Vasilisas hand in marriage. Having interpreted Ryazanovs explanation concerning his fiance falsely, Vasilisa agrees to marry the elder. Soon after this, the Patriotic War begins. Peasants are faced with abuses of French soldiers and inaction of their landowner. Vasilisa decides to fight and organizes the peasants in a partisan detachment, which attacks the French convoys, causing them significant damage.


2. Cast

  • Alexey Barabash as Russian Emperor Alexander 1st
  • Jerome Cusin
  • Svetlana Khodchenkova as Vasilisa Kozhina
  • Andrey Ilin as Elagin
  • Vitaliy Kovalenko as Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Vladimir Metveev as Russian Marshall Mikhail Kutuzov