TV Movie | R | | Biography, Drama, History
The cliffhanger ending suggests Alexei may have survived the massacre at Ipatev House, as his body (along with one of his sisters') had never been recovered. However, approximately eleven years after this movie's release, remains found near the Ipatev House site were unearthed and confirmed to be Alexei's, thus rendering this movie's ambiguous finale anachronistic.
We are going to take your picture.
Tsar Nicholas II: Why?
Yurovsky: There are rumors in Moscow that you are all dead. Over there.
Tsarina Alexandra: Can we at least have some chairs?
Yurovsky: For crimes against Russia the Ural Soviet has hereby sentence you to death. Your life is finished.
Tsar Nicholas II: *What?...
The Romanov daughters all contracted the measles while under house arrest shortly before they were executed. As a result their heads were shaved. At the time of their death the girls did not have hair. In the film all the daughters have long hair when they are executed.
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