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The Sea Gull (1968)

G | | Drama, Romance | November 1969 (UK)
An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a ... See full summary »

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An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way. Written by alfiehitchie

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Once there was a girl who lived carefree and happy like a sea gull; until a man chanced along and having nothing better to do - destroyed her. See more »

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Last film of Eileen Herlie. See more »

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Featured in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Waltz No.2 in B Minor, Op.69
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Romantic and artistic angst among the Russian gentry.
7 May 2017 | by (modiin, Israel) – See all my reviews

Too long and philosophic for the modern movie viewer. Dramatic monologues that try the patience. Maybe great for Russians of Chekhov's day when people had plenty of time to look into their tea leaves. Hard to believe the talented director of the movie came up with this. overstuffed more than the sea gull in the play. I felt like a philistine writing this, but that's my reaction.


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