SynopsisIn the night of 30th December 1916, three shots are fired in the rear courtyard of Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg. These hit and kill one of the most controversial figures in the Tsarist Empire: Grigori Rasputin. He was a simple farmer from Siberia, who, thanks to his charisma and healing arts, made it all the way up to the Tsar's court. He not only penetrated the innermost circles of power, but even dared to warn the Tsar himself about the consequences of the Great War.
The story of the pious vagabond who became one of the most influential men in Russia has become a popular legend of the 20th century. The film is a fascinating search for clues, which explores the background behind the deed. Animations bring Rasputin back to life and illustrate key points in his life and the treacherous murder.