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Drama | Romance
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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.

Director: Aleksandr Zarkhi
Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Nikolai Gritsenko, Vasiliy Lanovoy
Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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Anna Karenina (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.

Director: Simon Langton
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, Paul Scofield
Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Anna is torn between her love to Count Vronsky, and her loveless marriage to Mr. Karenin. Based on the book by Leo Tolstoy.

Stars: Tatyana Drubich, Oleg Yankovskiy, Yaroslav Boyko
Anna Karenina II (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent and handsome Count Vronsky. Tolstoy's novel adaptation.

Stars: Stasys Baltakis, Ilja Bereznickas, Léa Bosco
Anna Karenina (1948)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore
Anna Karenina (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina
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Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh
Anna Karenina (1935)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw
The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer
Poldark (TV Series 1975)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis
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 Anna Karenina (10 episodes, 1977)
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 Vronsky (10 episodes, 1977)
Eric Porter ...
 Karenin (9 episodes, 1977)
Robert Swann ...
 Levin (9 episodes, 1977)
Davyd Harries ...
 Stiva (9 episodes, 1977)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Kitty (9 episodes, 1977)
Carole Nimmons ...
 Dolly (8 episodes, 1977)
Marilyn Le Conte ...
 Annushka (8 episodes, 1977)
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 Seriozha (8 episodes, 1977)
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 Princess Betsy (7 episodes, 1977)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Princess Shcherbatsky (6 episodes, 1977)
Geoffrey Toone ...
 Prince Shcherbatsky (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Petritsky (6 episodes, 1977)
Margot Van der Burgh ...
 Lydia (5 episodes, 1977)
April Walker ...
 Paula (5 episodes, 1977)
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The Definitive Version of "Anna"
9 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The limitations of a late 70's BBC budget are everywhere apparent in this nonetheless absolutely captivating production. One only wishes a proper film could have been made with this same cast and script, but of course that would have probably drained the production of what makes it so spectacular - its sheer expansiveness. In its nearly 10-hour runtime, it covers practically all of the novel's myriad episodes, and the dizzying complexities of its timeless characters - Anna's at once near schizophrenia and almost magical charm and poise, Vronsky's extreme selfishness and rakish abandon, yet unquestionable honor and devotion, and Karenin's cruel, detached vindictiveness tempered by his capacity for forgiveness and tenderness. The script is so heavily in the spirit of Tolstoy's writings that quotations from the original novel do not stick out like a sore thumb, as they do in Tom Stoppard's shockingly amateurish script for the Keira Knightley adaptation, but are rather an organic fabric of this labyrinthine and captivating piece. Perhaps hindsight drives this perception given Ms. Pagett's unfortunate mental breakdown subsequent to this production, but she is so effortlessly a living, breathing, enchanting creature suffering from truly intractable emotional and existential distress that it makes the knowledge of her end, which rather intentionally pervades the novel even without its cultural resonance, lend an intense poignance to the film. She is also every bit as beautiful as Anna should be. Supporting characters, from Oblonsky to Betsy (in particular the flippant Countess, whose true, though tested, devotion to Anna is richly filled in here) are handled spectacularly well. But the production in many ways belongs to Stuart Wilson's Vronsky, who manages to convey precisely what makes Vronsky uniquely appealing to a woman of depth - he is a melancholic, inspired, fiery, Byronic hero, and not just a preening pretty face with all of his hair (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, I sadly look at you). Those who were impatient with the Levin twin-plot in the novel will be distressed to see it nearly intact in this version, but Levin is refreshingly well-played and spirited, so that his scenes have a life to them typically denied the almost perfunctory inclusion of the character in most adaptations that do him the service of not cutting him. Kitty is also incredibly beautiful, age appropriate, and charming, so her scenes, while never quite living up to Anna's, prove a welcome distraction.


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