Alexander: Nevskaya Bitva (2008)


Alexander (Russian: Александр. Невская битва, romanized: Alexander. Nevskaya bitva) is a 2008 Russian historical action film about Alexander Nevsky directed by Igor Kalyonov.

Also known as Alexander: The Warrior Saint (Australian DVD title), Alexandr. Nevskaya bitva (original title), 1240 – Schlacht an der Neva (Germany, reissue title), and Alexander (US DVD title).


The film starts with Nevsky’s wedding which involves an attempt of poisoning by his former friend Ratmir. Yashka, a jester at the wedding tried to warn him but was dragged away and was put under a table by the Nevsky’s guards. Desperate to serve his leader as a savior, not only as a fool, Yashka comes out of the table and drinks from Nevsky’s cup in which suspected poison was placed. After the attempt, Ratmir escapes the ceremony and gallops away on a horse. After the ceremony, Alexander orders to find him, because he suspects that Ratmir was plotting it from the orders of the Swedes who were approaching Novgorod at that time. Meantime, the Boyars and Mongols are besieging the city as well. Alexander then goes underground where he finds Boyars and kill their leader.


  • Anton Pampushnyy as Alexander Nevsky.
  • Svetlana Bakulina as Alexandra Nevskaya.
  • Igor Botvin as Ratmir.
  • Bohdan Stupka as Yaroslav.
  • Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov as Birger Jarl.
  • Andrey Fedortsov as Kornily.
  • Yuliya Galkina as Daria.
  • Valeriy Kukhareshin as Eric XI.
  • Sergey Lysov as Misha.
  • Aleksandr Orlovskiy.
  • Valentin Zakharov as Savva.
  • Semyon Mendelson as Yakov.
  • Denis Shvedov as Sbyslav Yakunovich.
  • Pavel Trubiner as Dmitry.
  • Artur Vaha as head of Boyars.
  • Artyom Leschik as Ulf Fasi.
  • Yuriy Tarasov as jester of Eric XI.
  • Evgeniy Kapitonov as Roman Kulik.
  • Roman Litvinov as Alexey Batkov.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Igor Kalyonov.
  • Producer(s): Rustam Ibragimbekov and Evgeniy Grigorev.
  • Writer(s): Sergey Gerasimov and Yuri Kavtaradze.
  • Music: Andrey Antonenko.
  • Cinematography: Valeri Martynov and Andrey Vorobyov.
  • Editor(s):
  • Production: Nikola Film.
  • Distributor(s): Karoprokat (2008) (Russia) (theatrical), 101 Films (2016) (UK) (all media), Central Park Films (2012) (Turkey) (all media), Pinnacle Films (2012) (Australia) (DVD) (as “Alexander: The Warrior Saint”), and Revolver Entertainment (2014) (USA) (all media).
  • Release Date: 01 May 2008.
  • Running Time: 110 minutes.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: Russian.

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