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Release Date: December 2nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2017

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
In 19th-century Saint Petersburg, a retired officer returns from exile and takes up arms as a duelist's representative for hire.

Cast: Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Yuliya Khlynina, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Aleksandr Mizev, Sergey Nevidimov, Vladimir Panichev, Vadim Pavlenko

Director: Aleksey Mizgirev

Genres: Thriller, Historical drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With The Duelist, Rodnyansky is taking a more commercial turn, one that depends less on art-house refinements than on plush production values, action-movie tropes and a couple of stellar lead performances. show more

  • The film is too formulaic and far too prone to melodrama, with outsize emotions as ridiculous as its comic-book villains. show more

  • Despite some pacing issues and a slightly repetitive second act, this is a polished production which establishes writer/director Aleksei Mizgirev as a talent to watch show more

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