Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Director: Alexander Zarkhi

Cast: Alexander Zarkhi, Tatiana Samoilova, Nikolai Gritsenko, Vasiliy Lanovoy

     
 

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After several previous attempts by foreign directors who miss the mark, this Russian film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina most accurately follows the Tolstoy novel and remains superior to all other versions to date. It concerns the struggle of a woman to find her place in Russian society. Anna (Tatiana Samoilova) is shunned by society when

Overview

After several previous attempts by foreign directors who miss the mark, this Russian film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina most accurately follows the Tolstoy novel and remains superior to all other versions to date. It concerns the struggle of a woman to find her place in Russian society. Anna (Tatiana Samoilova) is shunned by society when she leaves her older husband and small son for the dashing young cavalry officer Vronsky (Vassili Lanovai). The officer is torn between his love for Anna and his social and military responsibilities. Bolshoi ballet star Maia Plisetskaya is the noble Princess who at first helps Anna, then turns her back on her. Anna is caught between the worlds of high society and privilege and the downtrodden peasants who are victimized by the economic elite. She tries desperately to follow her heart as she is harshly judged by society for trying to find her place.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0738329049126
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:25:00
Sales rank:
42,632

Special Features

"Thoughts About Leo Tolstoy" A short film about Leo Tolstoy's life and home; Chronikle: Rare film footage of Leo Tolstoy at the end of his life; "The Making of Anna Karenina"; Video interviews with the director, actors and cameraman; Leo Tolstoy biography; Photo album; Cast & crew biographies/filmographies; Languages: Spoken: Original Russian, English dubbed, French dubbed; Optional subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatiana Samoilova Anna Karenina
Nikolai Gritsenko Alexei Karenin
Vasiliy Lanovoy Count Vronsky
Anastasia Vertinskaya Kitty Scherbatsky
Iya Savvina Dolly Oblonsky
Yuri Yakovlev Actor
Boris Goldaev Actor
Lidiya Sukharevskaya Lydia
Sofya Pilyavskaya Actor
Yelena Tyapkina Actor
Vasya Sakhnovsky Seryozha
Alexander Kaidanovsky Actor
Yu. Volyntsev Actor
Andrey Tutyshkin Actor

Technical Credits
Alexander Zarkhi Director,Screenwriter
Leonid Kalashnikov Cinematographer
Rodion Shchedrin Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Anna Karenina
1. Credits [2:04]
2. Oblonsky and Dolly [4:54]
3. Anna's Arrival [8:11]
4. Kitty [8:28]
5. Going to St. Petersburg [5:07]
6. At the Theatre [7:06]
7. Eclaircissment With the Husband [3:38]
8. Conversation During the Hunting [2:38]
9. Encounter in Peterhof [3:05]
10. The Races [14:18]
11. Vronsky's Arguments [8:46]
1. Dinner at the Oblonskys' [6:23]
2. Anna's Illness [5:34]
3. Vronsky and Karenin [4:13]
4. Anna is Perturbed [8:16]
5. A Visit Abroad [4:38]
6. Father and Son [3:33]
7. Mother and Son [3:31]
8. Deprecation [9:50]
9. Vronsky's Departure [7:36]
10. Having Fights [5:28]
11. Anna and Kitty [2:04]
12. Suicide [3:06]

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