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Country Life (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 July 1995 (USA)
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Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920's. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Max Askey
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Deborah Voysey
John Hargreaves ...
Jack Dickens
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Sally Voysey
Michael Blakemore ...
Alexander Voysey
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Hannah
Patricia Kennedy ...
Maud Dickens
Ron Blanchard ...
Wally Wells
Robyn Cruze ...
Violet
Maurie Fields ...
Fred Livingstone
Bryan Marshall ...
Mr. Pettinger
Tony Barry ...
Logger
Terry Brady ...
Logger
Tom Long ...
Billy Livingstone
Rob Steele ...
James
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Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920's. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly brilliant) literary critic in London. Action begins when Alexander returns with his beautiful young wife Deborah, revealing himself as an arrogant failure and wanting to sell the farm out from under Jack. Blakemore introduces themes about Australia's separation from England, as well as expanding the pacifist and ecological philosophies espoused by the local Doctor Max Askey. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related scenes | See all certifications »
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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amours champêtres  »

Box Office

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$350,354 (USA)
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Trivia

Film adaptation based on and including most of the cast of Michael Blakemore's National Theatre production of "Uncle Vanya". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Max Askey: Nothing is pointless if we can learn from it.
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Uncle Vanya (1970) See more »

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A perfect "10" for the Australian Uncle Vanja.
16 November 2003 | by (Gillett PA USA) – See all my reviews

Uncle Vanja in the Australian outback with a perfect rendering of the characters; engrossing, entertaining, and the sad ending as well. I voted it a "10". It looks like Hollywood could learn a lot from Australia.


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