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Dark Eyes (1987)

Oci ciornie (original title)
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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(as Nikita Michalkov)

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(story and screenplay) (as Alexandre Adabascian), (story and screenplay) (as Nikita Michalkov) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ojos negros  »

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$2,201,428 (USA)
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great film
5 April 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

for its wise simplicity. for its touching beauty. and for the high Mkhalkov precision to create the details. a film with an impressive cast - Mastroianni is the first violin but not the one - and example of inspired manner to use the Tchekov spirit and the glamor of a century beginning. a film like a puzzle in which each image, performance or scene is charming like a kind of gem, delicate and illustration of art of a master. a special meeting between art of few great actors and an unique director. and the flavor of a Russia who becomes different in contact with Mastroianni - it is not the only meeting , Sunflower is another , but in this case, far by war or Sophia Loren, the story seems be a precious drink in a crystal glass.for me, one of films who, after its end, proofs than it represents one of movies who you search for without know than it exists.


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