Films made in Russia St. Petersburg -


What foreign movies were filmed in Russia St. Petersburg? In search of the perfect background site for a film, directors travel around the world. St. Petersburg has more than once received foreign guests, including celebrities. After all, the beauty of this city is known not only to tourists, but also to various media personalities.

Films made in Russia St. Petersburg

The article presents the following films: Onegin, Anastasia, I demoni di San Pietroburgo, The Mechanik, White Nights, The Russia House, GoldenEye, Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Les poupes russes, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service.


In 1998, one of the most controversial adaptations of the novel by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, Onegin, was released. The director of the film, Martha Fiennes, wanted to show how she sees the plot. Despite the excellent cast, the film did not have a good reception by Russian critics. But everyone unanimously agreed that winter St. Petersburg fascinated not only foreign guests, but nationals as well.


Despite the fact that this is a cartoon, the animators did an excellent job with their main task – to convey the spirit of the Russian era. Musical accompaniment, characters and, of course, the plot will not leave anyone indifferent.

I demoni di San Pietroburgo

In 2008, a film by Italian director Giuliano Montaldo was released. The plot revolves around the life of the famous writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is not surprising that only few people know about this movie. After all, the popular Hollywood actors did not star in it. Nevertheless, thanks to his special vision of life in the 19th century, the director managed to perfectly convey the atmosphere of the time.

The Mechanik

The popular Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren became famous for his roles in action films. In 2005, he decided to try hand in a directing and made a film called “The Mechanik”. The plot of the film revolves around a soldier whose family was killed, and he begins to hunt down the killers of his relatives. The most interesting thing is that Dolph Lundgren speaks fluent Russian and it was easy for him to say a couple of words in a non-native language.

White Nights

In 1985, the film White Nights was released. The film lasts about two hours and during this time the viewer can watch not only the acting, but also the beautiful landscapes of St. Petersburg.

The Russia House

The Russia House is a film, the plot of which revolves around espionage. The leading roles were played by such famous actors as Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Connery. Most of the filming took place against the backgrounds of St. Petersburg.


This “James Bond” movie was filmed partially in St. Petersburg. Given the fact that at that time there were not very pleasant rumors about the city, the performer of the main role Pierce Brosnan was constantly under guard.

Anna Karenina

There are a many screen adaptations of this novel by Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, but this is probably of the highest quality and enchanting ones. The film was released in 1997 and directed by Joe Wright. All the shooting took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, on the screen you can see such buildings as the Winter Palace, Peterhof, Menshikov Palace, Yusupov Palace and many other beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg and Moscow. There are no Russian actors in the film, the main roles are played by Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, James Fox and many others.

War and Peace

As you can understand, the works of Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy are very often used for screen adaptations. The “War and Peace” is being loved, but many people also like films based on this novel. In 2016, the BBC launched its version of the famous novel and made this film series. Of course, not all of the shooting took place in Russia, but there are some. For example, the audience saw scenes on the Palace Square and the Assumption Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The main roles in the series were played by Lily James, James Norton, Ade Edmondson, Paul Dano and many others. The film itself is divided into six episodes, each one lasting 50-60 minutes. They exactly repeat the events of the novel, but of course, there are some author’s details in the movie. The series was shown in Russia on the TV Channel One.

Les poupes russes

The film was directed by Cedric Kalpisch in 2005. The movie tells the story of a man named Xavier who writes soap plays and sells them to other authors. He is already thirty years old, and he cannot find his place in life. The main character visits many cities, for example, St. Petersburg, London, Paris, trying to find the only one that he would like to spend the rest of his days with, but all efforts are in vain. At first glance, the film is very superficial and simple, but if you go right into the idea, new and previously unseen nuances will be revealed. The filming took place in Paris, London, St. Petersburg and others cities. The leading roles in the film were played by Romain Duris, Kelly Riley, Audrey Tautou and many others.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service

Many people love the film series about Indiana Jones, which has been filmed since 1981 and continues to be released until this year, but few have thought about other film adaptations with this legendary character. This film tells about the adventures of a young Indiana Jones, who still puts himself in danger and takes on various adventures. The action in the film takes place during the First World War in Europe, which makes watching the movie even more interesting and exciting. According to official data the filming took place in St. Petersburg and Prague. The film is starred by Sean Patrick Flanery and directed by Simon Wincer and Vic Armstrong. The movie was released in 1999.

The blue bird

This film adaptation was successful neither in the Western World nor here in Russia, but many of Russian people still love it with all their hearts, since this motion picture was filmed in the Soviet Union, or rather in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The film was released in 1976 and directed by Hollywood canonical George Cukor. The movie was based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck. The film starred such famous Western actors as Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fond, Ava Gardner and many others. Along with these actors, Margarita Terekhova and ballerina Nadezhda Pavlova took part in the filming. Films made in Russia St. Petersburg

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