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Vanya on 42nd Street -- New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a rundown theater.

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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Frustrated Lives and Unrequited Loves See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Phoebe Brand ... Nanny

Lynn Cohen ... Maman

George Gaynes ... Serybryakov
Jerry Mayer ... Waffles

Julianne Moore ... Yelena

Larry Pine ... Dr. Astrov

Brooke Smith ... Sonya

Wallace Shawn ... Vanya
Andre Gregory ... Himself

Madhur Jaffrey ... Mrs. Chao
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Oren Moverman ... Flip Innunu (uncredited)
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Directed by
Louis Malle 
 
Writing credits
Anton Chekhov (play "Dyadya Vanya")

David Mamet (play adaptation)

Andre Gregory (screenplay)

Produced by
Fred Berner .... producer
Alysse Bezahler .... associate producer
Beverly Karp .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joshua Redman 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
 
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Daniele Perna 
 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
 
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Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joel Holland .... sound recordist
Tod A. Maitland .... sound
David Platt .... boom operator
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Richard Dobbs .... dolly grip
Clay Liversidge .... second electric
Don Muchow .... gaffer
Mark van Rossen .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Gandy .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Donna Donato .... assistant editor
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Louis Katz .... production physician
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Gen Max .... production assistant
Kim Yu .... publicist: Canada
 
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Anne Dillon .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for thematic material
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119 min
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Version of Uncle Vanya (1990)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Frustrated Lives and Unrequited Loves, 14 October 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In New York, the cast of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" rehearse the play in a dilapidated theater on the 42nd Street.

The arrogant and selfish Professor Serybryakov (George Gaynes) is an elderly intellectual married with his gorgeous and younger second wife Yelena (Julianne Moore) that feels trapped in a prison with her marriage. They live in a farm that supports their lifestyle with the Professor Serybryakov's brother-in-law from the first marriage Vanya (Wallace Shawn), who manages the family business with Professor's daughter from his first marriage, Sonya (Brooke Smith), a plain single young woman and Vanya's mother. The local Dr. Astrov (Larry Pine) visits the family every day since he is in love with Yelena. She talks with him about his feelings for Sonya, but Astrov misunderstands and believes she is also in love with him. One day, Sonya confides to Yelena that she has an unrequited love for Dr. Astrov. When Professor Serybryakov discloses his intention of selling the real estate, there is a crisis in the family.

"Vanya on 42nd Street" is a filmed rehearsal of Anton Chekhov's play "Uncle Vanya" by Louis Malle. The talkative story about frustrated lives, where every character wish to have a different existence, is surprisingly engaging since there are no costumes or scenarios, but excellent direction and performances. The beginning is a little boring, I agree, but give a chance to this movie and you will certainly have a great (favorable) surprise. My vote is seven,

Title (Brazil): "Tio Vanya em Nova York" ("Uncle Vanya in New York")

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