Unrated | | Biography, Drama, History
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
In reality, Anna Anderson never met the Dowager Empress, Czarina Maria Fyodorovna. The Empress believed that her son and his family had survived and were still in Russia. Grand Duchess Olga, the younger daughter of Maria Fyodorovna, did meet Anna Anderson while the latter was convalescing in a sanitarium and visited her a few more times before making the determination that something was not right with the ailing woman's claims. The Grand Duchesses Olga and Xenia did not wish to upset the aged Empress and it is not known if they mentioned Anderson to her at all. The Dowager Empress remained in Denmark until her death in 1928. In 2006 her remains were transferred to St. Petersburg, where she was laid to rest beside her husband, Czar Aleksandr III.
We are most of us lonely, and it is mostly of our own making.
Opening credits prologue: PARIS 1928