Anna Karenina is a young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires Anna complicates her life.

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Yuriy Yakovlev ...
Stiva Oblonsky (as Yu. Yakovlev)
Boris Goldayev ...
Konstantin Levin (as B. Goldayev)
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ...
Kitty (as A. Vertinskaya)
Iya Savvina ...
Dolly (as I. Savvina)
Maya Plisetskaya ...
Knyagina Betsy (as M. Plisetskaya)
Lidiya Sukharevskaya ...
Lidiya Ivanovna (as L. Sukharevskaya)
Yelena Tyapkina ...
Knyagina Myagkaya (as Ye. Tyapkina)
Sofiya Pilyavskaya ...
Grafina Vronskaya (as S. Pilyavskaya)
Andrei Tutyshkin ...
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Anatoli Kubatsky ...
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Anna Karenina is a young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires Anna complicates her life.

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Sovexport film presents a new 70 mm color film ANNA KARENINA based on Leo Tolstoy's novel [UK Theatrical]

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6 November 1967 (Soviet Union)  »

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Beautifully done, but marred in one respect.
21 November 2000 | by (San Mateo, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was done well. The filming was beautiful and Tolstoy's novel (in so far as it is possible) was presented in a good light. The only spot that marred an otherwise-good film was the performance of the leading actress, Samoilova, playing Anna Karenina herself. So inept, clumsy,, irritatingly false and unconvincing was her performance that my single greatest sentiment throughout the film was: "Come on! Throw yourself on the train-tracks and get it over with!" Sadly, for over two hours my prayers went unanswered. A positive note, however, was struck by the stunning performance of the former legendary ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya in her role as the social lioness, Princess Betsy Tverskaya. Vasilij Lanovoj (memorable as Shervinsky, in 'Dni Turbinykh) was also a pleasure to watch as he made the most out of the relatively small role of Vronsky. In short: This would be a higher-than-average film, but for the tragically poor performance of the single actress that was under particular obligation to play well.


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