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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

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An uniterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to move props or for refreshments. The lack of costumes, real props and scenery is soon forgotten. Written by Rob Hartill

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19 October 1994 (USA)  »

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42. kadun Vanja-eno  »

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$1,746,050 (USA)
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One of a handful of American movies directed by French director Louis Malle which signify a place in the film's title. The pictures include Alamo Bay (1985), Atlantic City (1980) and Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). See more »

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Version of Den levende vare (1972) See more »

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One of the best screen adaptations of a play that I've seen
6 June 2003 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

Like many others I was blown away by this film. It is SO hard to film a play, but Louis Malle and the actors have worked some incredible magic.


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