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Анна Каренина (1997 )
Anna is a young and elegant wife of Mr. Karenin, who is wealthy and old. She meets the handsome Count Vronsky. Anna and Vronsky fall in love with each other, and he comes to be with her in St. Petersburg. They are very happy together and make a great looking couple, but soon their happiness gets under social pressures. Anna is hopelessly begging Mr. Karenin for a divorce, but he wants to keep the mother of their child. She has another baby born from her lover Vronsky. Conflict between her untamed desires and painful reality causes her a depression and suicidal thoughts. Written by Steve Shelokhonov
In a world of power and privilege, one woman dared to obey her heart.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA )
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications
4 April 1997 (USA) See more
Also Known As:
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$35 000 000 (estimated)
$75 268 (USA) (4 April 1997)
$791 830 (USA) (30 May 1997)
Did You Know?
In the 70’s, producer Carlo Ponti had also wanted to make a Russian co-production starring his wife Sophia Loren to be directed by George Cukor. See more
In the scene where Vronsky is shown out of Karenin s house after Anna s near death, a Soviet-era lamppost is visible further down the street. See more
Anna Karenina. What are you doing here?
Vronsky. You know that I have come to be where you are. I cannot help myself.
Vespers, Op. 37/2
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Conducted by Nikolai Kornev (as Nikolai Korniev)
Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records
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Lovely. absolutely lovely.
This was surprisingly good. I m not that much a fan of the Romance genre, if truth be told, but I ll make an exception for this one. The film is carefully crafted. Every emotion, every dialogue enhanced the overall tone of the film, slowly but surely escalating in its momentum up to its tragic climax.
Sophie Marceau was brilliant. As was Sean Bean. I wasn t quite sure if they would be able to possess the kind of chemistry needed to pull this off, if truth be told, considering how they (in my opinion) seem to be of different temperament artistically (Sophie being more sensitive as seen in Braveheart and Marquis, while Bean is more explosive). Nevertheless, it worked out fine although, ironically, their relationship seem to be more believable whenever they fell out of odds with each other. )
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