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The Music Lovers (1970)

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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

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Nina (Antonina Milyukova)
Max Adrian ...
Christopher Gable ...
Count Anton Chiluvsky
Kenneth Colley ...
Izabella Telezynska ...
Madame Nadedja von Meck
Maureen Pryor ...
Nina's Mother
Sabina Maydelle ...
Sasha Tchaikovsky
Andrew Faulds ...
Davidov
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Alexei Sofronov
Ben Aris ...
Young Lieutenant
Xavier Russell ...
Koyola
Dennis Myers ...
Von Meck, twin
John Myers ...
Von Meck, twin
Joanne Brown ...
Olga Bredska
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The compelling and bizarre story of Tchaikovsky's life and music. In Ken Russell's own words: "It's the story of the marriage between a homosexual and a nymphomaniac." Written by Jon Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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Biography | Drama | Music

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12 February 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ken Russell's Film on Tchaikovsky and the Music Lovers  »

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£1,600,000 (estimated)
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Some of the interior scene's of Madame Nadedja von Meck estate would later be used in 'Stanley Kubrick''s _Barry Lyndon_. See more »

Quotes

[in insane asylum]
Antonina Milyukova: My husband's a most famous man. I'm Madame Tchaikovsky from Moscow. My husband, he really did love me! Oh, Peter, my love...
[pauses, expression changes]
Antonina Milyukova: He hated me. He hated me!
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Referenced in Lisztomania (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

ROMEO AND JULIET
(overture)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by André Previn with London Symphony Orchestra
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A Visceral Punch
31 March 2001 | by (chicago, Il.) – See all my reviews

"Music Lovers" has long been labored over as another of Ken Russell extravagant excess baggages. Seeing it again has made me realize that the film is rather brilliant--not in cinema style but in conception. From the very start it seems to capture the schizoid world of Tsaichovsky and the social milleau he was forced to grip with. The point of view shots and the subsequent dream sequences in the early portion of the film capture this in brilliant colors and sharp editing. As the musician falls into his double life the scnes build to the scarring climax. Performances are excellent. The film may not be totally accurate, but who cares?


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