It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian Knyaz or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod.
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Sergei Prokofiev composed the score for the film and re-worked it into the cantata Aleksandr Nevskiy. In 1995 the music was re-recorded for a VHS and Laserdisc release of the film because of bad quality and bad editing in the original, though the dialogue was left unchanged. Read More