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The Story of an Appointment

A soldier condemned to execution enlists the help of legendary literary figure Leo Tolstoy to back his case.

Historical drama 2018 109 mins Not rated

Director: Avdotya Smirnova

Overview

A heartbreaking and tragic story about the events that involved Count Leo Tolstoy himself. A war crime is committed in an infantry regiment in the Tula region, where lieutenant Gregory Kolokoltsev – inspired by progressive ideas – sets off to do military service from the capital. The soldier, who is charged with the crime, faces a military tribunal and execution. Kolokoltsev turns for help to Count Tolstoy, who decides to defend the innocent. An edgy story, based on real events, about the complexity of choice and commitment to one's ideals.