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About Mathilda, apart from rumors and frenzy
The article refers to a controversial film made in Russia, namely „Matilda,” directed by Aleksei Ucitel. What seems to have caused the vehement reaction of the Russian „orthodox” media is not the ephemeral love affair of a young tsar when he did not yet have a legitimate marital relationship. The case here goes beyond the boundaries of a frivolous anecdote, becoming blasphemous facade, since Nicholas II is not just any tsar, but one „raised to the altars,” a saint. From the critics’ point of view, the movie „Mathilda” is just an ordinary sub-cultural product in the context of globalized consumerism.