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Dark Eyes (1987)
"Oci ciornie" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  -  November 1987 (USA)
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Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Romano
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Tina, Romano's Mistress
Elena Safonova ...
Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova)
Pina Cei ...
Elisa's Mother
Vsevolod Larionov ...
Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger)
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ...
Il Governarore di Sisoiev (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj)
Roberto Herlitzka ...
L'Avvocato
Paolo Baroni ...
Manlio
Oleg Tabakov ...
Sua Grazia
Yuri Bogatyryov ...
Il Maresciallo (as Jury Bogatiriov)
Dmitriy Zolotukhin ...
Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin)
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Elisa (Romano's Wife)
Jean-Pierre Bardos ...
Ospite sdraiato (as J. Pierre Bardos)
Nino Bignamini ...
L'acquirente
Maria Grazia Bon ...
Sua moglie
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Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Tragi-comic Tour de Force
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based (loosely) on Chekhov's story "The Lady With The Little Dog," Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes) features some of the most sumptuous photography of recent years. Set in Yalta, a sultry Black Sea spa for stylish Russian idlers, Dark eyes features a memorable tragic-comic performance by Marcello Mastroianni as Romano, foolish, gallant, ultimately trivial, and a superbly innocent, deeply moving performance by Yelena Safonova as the woman whom he utterly, shamefully fails. Mikhalkov's script departs from the Chekhov story in ways that some Chiekhov-loving viewers might balk at. But Chekhov's ending is perhaps too subtle and introspective for cinematic realization, and Mikhalkov's alternative, seems justified, if only as a vehicle for Matroianni's extraordinary performance.


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