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Oleg Yankovskiy ...
Vasili Poznyshev
Aleksandr Trofimov ...
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Irina Seleznyova ...
Liza
Dmitriy Pokrovskiy ...
Trukhachevsky
Alla Demidova ...
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Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina
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Mikhail Gluzskiy
Olga Tokareva
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During a discussion about love and marriage on a train, Poznyshev (Oleg Yankovsky) announces that he murdered his wife. He then begins to tell another passenger his story and the circumstances that led him to kill her. In doing so, he talks about the decadence of his life before marriage and reveals his most personal thoughts and opinions. Written by David Claydon <dc6212@bristol.ac.uk>

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chop off detailed backgrounds it would be great
4 November 2005 | by (Türkiye) – See all my reviews

When I read the gut-wrenching book of Tolstoy I got totally influenced. It is one of the best books I have ever read. Though I did not love the movie still I find myself lucky at least I saw the adaptation. Chop off thirty minutes and trim the background scenes to the storyteller it could have been a great movie. Actually the first 45 minutes is totally öloyal to the book. On a train a couple of people starts discussing family life,women,sexuality, marriage etc.. When a woman told "the underlying reason for the plight of women is because they marry not for love" the story-teller gets involved in the story and he tells how he killed his wife and all the lateral process.. Actually a small novella which describes a discussion on a train so it could be more of theater than a movie but what is really worse the director made it tediously long!For example when the story-teller says "But in this same honeymoon there came a period of satiety, in which we ceased to be necessary to each other, and a new quarrel broke out. It became evident that the first was not a matter of chance." the movie doesn't have to reflect a similar scene in the background but everywhere detailed background scenes! Unfortunately I see once again that Soviet motion-pictures cannot cinematize their own literal products! I say you should not watch the movie before reading the book


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