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August (1996)

Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Professor Alexander Blathwaite
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Helen Blathwaite
Gawn Grainger ...
Dr. Michael Lloyd
Rhian Morgan ...
Sian Blathwaite
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Gwen
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Mair Davies
Hugh Lloyd ...
Thomas Prosser
Huw Garmon ...
Dafydd Edwards
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Griffiths
Susan Ellen Flynn ...
Rhianon
Buddug Morgan ...
Nesta
Victoria Pugh ...
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Ioan Meredith ...
Quarry Foreman
Jâms Thomas ...
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Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his American wife. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated PG for bloody images of a mining accident, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

August was one of the very first films to have a video tape made from the rushes negatives instead of the normal rush print. The video tapes were then edited into the finished film. As there was no rush print cutting guide the original negative was cut together using time codes that had been super imposed onto the rushes tape and converted by computer into cutting instructions. See more »

Quotes

Ieuan Davies: Scribble, scribble, scribble... Makes you feel sorry for the paper, doesn't it?
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Connections

Version of Dyadya Vanya (1971) See more »

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The Maiden's Prayer (La Priere d'une vierge)
By Thekla Bacvesska
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A largely unheard of film, which is a shame
24 March 2001 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film about a year ago, which I feel quite ashamed about. It was directed by Anthony Hopkins and also starred the great man himself. The largely Welsh cast act well and couldn't be replaced by anything better. The plot focuses on the life of Hopkin's character, his small family (mother and niece), his boredom with life, his missed chances and his undying love for a visitors wife. This film has many fine moments which can invoke thought in you, especially when Hopkin's breaks down in tears at the end. I would recommend this film to anyone if not only for Hopkins but for the story itself.


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