Lilli Palmer, my favorite actress, does a modern version in German and in Germany of this Tolstoi classic, with all the trimmings. I do not speak German and have not found a version with sub titles but it is visually stunning and appears to follow the original story fairly closely but with modern touches since it takes place in the middle 1950s when the film was made.. her co-star is Ivan Desny who made several international films but more well known in Europe, especially France and Germany. As I did not follow the dialog at all she is married to a very rich older man and they have a young son that she adores, but she falls in love with a younger man closer to her own age and so the story goes like in the original. Lilli Palmer would have been perfect in the real ANNA KARININA but it was already done many times most famously with Garbo and Vivien Leigh and more, including a Masterpiece theater version and one for TV with Jacqueline Bisset. Miss Palmer is stunning as usual and it's well done.
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