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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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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12 February 1971 (France)  »

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

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£1,600,000 (estimated)
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Originally released in the UK as a reserved-seat roadshow presentation, complete with overture and intermission. See more »

Quotes

Antonina Milyukova: He's never loved another woman, has he, mother? No one else. But I, but I have so *many* lovers, so many lovers, so many, so many! See how many lovers, mother! See how many, how many, how many . . .
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1812 OVERTURE
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by André Previn with London Symphony Orchestra
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masterpiece
23 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

quite possibly one of the greatest films of ALL time.also the most under rated and misunderstood bios ever made. never has a film so flawlessly combined music and image to create the telling of a mans life through his excessively romantic music combined with equally excessive visuals.its highly operatic in its telling and to some over the top. how anyone can say that after listening to the mans music is beyond me.in short this is without doubt my favorite film ever made.


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