"Romanov, the counter-investigation"
A film by Marie-Dominique Montel and Christopher Jones
2018, FRANCE - RUSSIA
Officially, the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and five children were murdered by the Bolshevik authorities on the night of 16 July 1918 in Ekaterinburg. Their remains, found in 1991 in a mine shaft not far from the place of execution, were proclaimed authentic and buried with honours in 1998 in St. Petersburg. However, twenty years later, the fate of the Romanovs is still not unanimous. Historians such as Marc Ferro, a great specialist in the Russian revolution, are convinced that the official version is only a staging. Scientists dispute the DNA analysis. Criminalists point out the contradictions of successive investigations. New expert opinions give a different interpretation of the events of 1918.
Written and directed by Marie-Dominique Montel and Christopher Jones.
Production: Zoulou Compagnie, Salt Studio, Histoire TV
In partnership with : Studio Mosfilm, Yeltsin Center
Executive production: Les Steppes Productions
Image and Sound: Frédéric Zamochnikoff, Anna Dranistsina, Jurii Gautsel, Anastasia Tarasova, Irina Shatalova
Editing: Frédéric Zamochnikoff