Dec 02, 2016 Release Date:
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The Duelist is a Russian film which is inspired by the novel City Mysteries. Set in Petersburg in the time frame of 1860, The Duelist is a story of a retired officer name Yakovlev. Yakovlev is considered to be a fine dualist and is ready to be hired for his associate Baron Staroe to fight for him in duels. Yakovlev wins duels after duels defeating and killing his toughest opponents in the process. Much later in the film, flashbacks reveal that an Aleut Shaman predicts that Yakovlev will never die and till then it is proved to be right. The movie eventually reveals that all the duels in which Yakovlev triumphed were in fact secretly arranged by Count Beklemishev. Yakovlev is attracted to Princes Martha Tuchkova who is fancied by Count Beklemishev. All the problems arise when Yakovlev is brought to a situation where he had to deal with the brother of Princess Martha.
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