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

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19 October 1994 (USA) See more »
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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Russian Buffaloed (courtesy D. Mamet) See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

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 
 
Makeup Department
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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Russian Buffaloed (courtesy D. Mamet), 6 August 2005
Author: writers_reign from London, England

I sympathise with the Russian poster who took exception with Mamet's tampering with Chekhov but I still admire this film a great deal. As a non-Russian and non-Russian speaker I have loved Chekhov since the time I was able to distinguish great writing from mediocre and I have always felt that no matter how fine a given translation I was still losing the occasional untranslatable nuance to which Russian speakers have access. Vanya is also one of my favourite Chekhov plays and I just wallowed in this wonderful version. It's magical the way that once inside the rehearsal space with the actors schmoozing Wally Shawn stretches out on a bench almost imperceptibly and Larry Pine asks Phoebe Brand casually how long they've known each other and unless you really know Chekhov you'd think this was just actor small-talk instead of the first lines in the play between the Doctor and Nanny,or, to put it another way, Malle has led us both artfully and seamlessly into the performance and then, having done so, he throws in a touch of the Brechts by deliberately reminding us we're watching actors acting and not people living. The first time he tips his glove is via Wally Shawn's cup which has I Love NY written on it then later Andre explains to the visitors (who, I suspect, have been planted there for just that purpose) that it's now a different time. The acting throughout is beyond praise and a wonderful high note for Louis Malle to end his career. 10 out of 10 going away.

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